The Peugeot 308 SW might not precisely stand out against the backdrop of tuner specials and notion autos here at the Geneva Motor Present, but with the action winding down we can currently say that it is 1 of the most appropriate for European purchasers.
Peugeot’;s 308 was just named European Car of the Yr earlier this week, so it appears that the French brand is undertaking far more than a tiny bit right with the model. The 308 SW, meanwhile, presents a small estate version of the formula, supplying the sort of sensible economic climate, versatile room and fairly inexpensive price level that Euro customers seem to be to find so appealing.
As we reported last month, the 308 SW drops some 308 pounds (140 kilograms) versus the outgoing edition, and can be had with efficient fuel- and diesel-powered engines. The one.2-liter engine is good for about 129 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque, while the bigger one.6 brings with it 154 hp and 177 lb-ft. Six-pace guide transmissions are on supply across the board (we will not see any mention of an automatic in Peugeot’;s rather terse press materials under).
– Style with substance – the New 308 SW has the capability to enhance expectations
– New Euro 6 engines area the SW’;s performance at the foremost-edge of the section
– The PEUGEOT brand continues its upmarket technique
As the New 308 hatchback goes on sale in the Uk, PEUGEOT expands its medium-car variety with a new silhouette. Like the hatchback, the new Peugeot 308 SW has been entirely redesigned, bringing with it class-leading ranges of competitiveness.
PEUGEOT designers have styled a capacious and dynamic estate car with an appealing stance that is sleek and sporty (length 4.58m and height 1.47m). Its generous dimensions comfortably exceed the expectations and specifications of consumers in this sector, offering ample volume, roominess, versatility and practicality.
With a volume of 610dm3 (VDA 210 common), the boot capacity of the new PEUGEOT 308 SW is class-foremost for the segment. With stylish and clean lines, it provides a really practical and clutter-cost-free purpose-developed space. Its modularity is achieved with unparalleled simplicity (seats are folded with a single action from within the boot) and effectiveness (completely flat floor). Its good quality finish is worthy of the next group up.
Like the hatchback, the New Peugeot 308 SW rewards from making use of the ‘Efficient Modular Platform’; (EMP2), optimising weight-savings and delivering enhanced dynamic efficiency. In total, the new PEUGEOT 308 SW is 140kg lighter than its predecessor and this drastically enhances the general driving encounter and areas it strongly against other competitor estate automobiles.
Obtainable at launch, the Euro 6 petrol and diesel engines assure exceptional overall performance. A new BlueHDi edition emits just 85g/km of CO2, setting a new benchmark in the segment.
Inside, the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit is modern, sleek and innovative, delivering its driver and passengers with a clean and clear interior setting with new driving sensations.
Built with higher high quality materials and to exacting develop specifications the new PEUGEOT 308 SW features a high level of focus-to-detail, with the distinct aim of placing the car amid the greatest, confirming the Marque’;s motion upmarket.
Developed in Sochaux, France, the New PEUGEOT 308 SW will be outfitted with powertrain units from the Trémery and Douvrin internet sites.
The New PEUGEOT 308 SW has its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Display in March 2014, and will go on sale across Europe in the Spring.