Has the slow, undignified death of the faithful ol’ saloon car been exaggerated? Peugeot and VW think so. Sure, they’re both big proponents of the modern crossover craze too. In fact, in the 3008 and Tiguan, make some of the finer examples of a duller-than-Dudley-in-December bunch. And yet, here they are offering brand new takes on the saloon car format. How quaint.
Underneath, they’re both thoroughly conventional front-wheel drivers, powered by turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engines and offered with automatic gearboxes. They seat five. They reach for 50mpg and cost just over £31k. Terribly sensible see?
Photography: Mark Riccioni