What drives it? A 1,598cc, four-cylinder, 16-valve, direct injection, turbo engine with a five-speed manual box, ventilated front disc brakes and 17-inch wheels. How fast is it? Thumps 150 brake horsepower at 5,800rpm, tops at 210km/h and sprints to 100km in 8.1 seconds, according to Forum-Peugeot.com. How safe is it? Five stars for adult, four for children and three for pedestrians in Euro NCAP crash tests, with driver and passenger dual-stage frontal airbags; side impact and head-protecting curtain airbags; front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load-limiters. How thirsty is it? Officially, seven litres per 100km (40.3mpg) but worldcarfans.com testers reported 9.38l/100km (30.1mpg) in Britain. Fug factor: Belches 166g/km of CO2, the fug equivalent of 1.3 Smart ForTwos - and that's kind for a hot hatch. Available: HK$219,900 at Peugeot Hong Kong from next month (tel: 3118 1828).