On paper, the Peugeot 508 HDi 140 Allure looks to be a fairly promising prospect. It’s packed with kit and the diesel engine should provide a good balance of performance and economy, key considerations when deciding what tow car to buy.

In our comprehensive Practical Caravan tow car test, we wanted to find out whether the Peugeot 508 would meet our criteria for a reliable family saloon.

In order for it to do so, it would have to prove that it can tow a typical four-berth caravan comfortably, with stability at motorway speeds and should have enough muscle to pull the caravan on hilly roads, too.

Space, comfort and economy would be monitored as well.