What's hot in the auto world? The compact crossover segment. Everyone—even Porsche—is getting in the game. The latest entry comes from France, with Peugeot set to unveil its 208-based supermini-suv, the 2008, at the Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle will vie for space against the Nissan Juke and Mini Countryman.

Further evidence of the importance of the compact crossover: The 2008 will be the first Peugeot designed and developed across global markets.