Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

As is the essence of the 308 GT, the cabin is like a normal 308 with some sportiness added. The theme is based around red stitching – it’s on the seats, the door cards, the gearshift gaiter and the floor mats. It’s even stitched into the rubber on the dashboard.

The upper A-pillars and roof lining are finished in anthracite, while the instrument panel and i-Cockpit multimedia system have been tweaked to reflect the GT’s sportier image.

We find the i-Cockpit system fairly simple to use, though it can be a challenge to learn where all the functions are to begin with. It’s also difficult to adjust systems such as the heaters while on the move as the touchscreen isn’t as responsive as it could be. The sat-nav system was refreshingly quick in operation, though.

Switching to Sport mode makes the instrument panel and dash elements go red, and also unlocks the facility to show power, turbocharger boost and torque output in real time. There’s a G-force meter too, so you can see how much grip the car is generating while cornering quickly. The only problem is that if you’re going fast, you should really be looking at the road…

We found the driving position to be fantastic, though. It’s very easy to get comfortable and when you have, the controls are brilliantly positioned. Special mention goes to the stainless steel pedals, which are brilliantly spaced and well positioned in the footwell.

It’s something French car manufacturers are well-known for, so we’re pleased to report than Peugeot 308 GT comfort levels are very high, just like the regular model.

The ride quality is particularly impressive. It’s obvious there’s a suppleness left in the design of the suspension, and we’re sure it’ll fare well in the UK for this reason alone.

We tried the optional full-leather sports seats and found those supportive without being claustrophobic.

Wind and road noise aren’t problems either, the latter probably helped by the high-quality Michelin tyres on this model. Engine noise depends on which mode you’re in; pressing Sport makes it louder (but in a fun way) while leaving it in normal means it’s actually nice and quiet. It’s good at munching motorway miles.