Peugeot is expanding its medium-car range with the new and entirely redesigned Peugeot 308 SW estate car. The Peugeot 308 SW now boasts of an attractive stance with a sleek and sporty look. Bearing dimensions of 4.58m in length and 1.47m in height, the new Peugeot 308 SW comfortably tops customer expectation and requirement in the sector, as it is able to offer enough volume, roominess, versatility and practicality – thanks to its class-leading boot capacity of 610dm3 (VDA 210 standard).
The new Peugeot 308 SW features stylish and clean lines and offers a practical and clutter-free purpose-designed space. As attractive as it is, the Peugeot 308 SW is also simple and effective in terms of modularity, thanks to seats that can be folded with a single action from inside the boot and perfectly flat floor.
Like the new Peugeot 308 hatchback, the new Peugeot 308 SW is also underpinned by the Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2) that optimizes weight savings while providing improved dynamic efficiency. The new Peugeot 308 SW is around 140kg lighter than its predecessor, paving way for improved overall driving experience. The Peugeot 308 SW could be availed at launch with Euro 6 petrol and diesel engines.
A new BlueHDi version emits just 85grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer -- a new benchmark in the segment. Inside, the Peugeot i-Cockpit boasts of a clear interior environment with new driving sensations.
The vehicle features high quality materials and a high level of attention-to-detail, thereby confirming Peugeot‘s movement upmarket. The carmaker is building the Peugeot 308 SW at its Sochaux site in France and is producing the powertrain units at its Trémery and Douvrin sites. Peugeot will unveil the new 308 SW at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014, and will sell it across Europe in the spring.
The new Peugeot 308 SW features an interior that could be best described as modern and high-tech as laden with purity. After all, the interior of the new Peugeot 308 SW is derived from the so-called Peugeot i-Cockpit, an innovative concept for the instruments and controls that include four elements. These elements include a compact steering wheel, a head-up instrument panel, a 9.7-inch touch screen and a tall center console.
Peugeot has made sure that the new 308 SW is part of the premium marketplace – from the quality of materials and textiles used to the strength of assembly and construction. This can be seen on the fully padded dashboard as well as on the gloss black and satin chrome inserts all over the interior.
In addition, the steering wheel of the new Peugeot has been trimmed with full grain leather from the second trim level. Meanwhile, the purity of the new 308 SW is evident on the use of high quality materials and the employment of nearly no buttons.
In addition, the new 308 SW features a massive glass sunroof -- measuring 1.69 square meters – and generous glazed areas, allowing the interior to receive natural light. This is further optimized by the fact that the 308 SW comes with integrated longitudinal roof bars positioned over the body sides. Interestingly, the massive sunroof can be entirely covered with its electric blind.
The new Peugeot 308 SW – just like the hatchback version -- is underpinned by the PSA Group's new "Efficient Modular Platform" EMP2 architecture that allows the carmaker to build vehicles with various length and configurations.
This is why – despite being underpinned by the same platform – the new 308 SW has a wheelbase that is longer by 11 cm than the hatchback. This extra length was used to create more space at the rear cabin to provide more knee room and to create more room for the boot. The new 308 SW comes with wider rear doors and rear seats moved back by 29 mm, allowing rear passengers to enter the vehicle much more easily.