Ready to bat the stereotypes out of the (car) park, though, is the Citroen C3 Aircross. It actually looks like a little SUV, all tough and tall, and it’s usefully bigger than a regular C3.
There’s more room inside, naturally, while the rear seats slide on runners, so you can divvy out passenger or luggage space in various ratios, and there are enormous door bins and lots of cubby holes. There is more flexibility and practicality than anything else here.
The interior is quite quirkily laid out, and the most interesting to look at in this company, right down to the seat trim exactly matching that of the 1986 Peugeot 309 I was driven around in as a kid. It’s either wilfully retro, or there’s a roll of it knocking around the Peugeot/Citroen premises much like the surplus bathroom wallpaper you’re loathe to throw out. Either way, it lifts the mood.