Wait for it, the new 308 SW

The Peugeot 308SW
The new Peugeot 308 SW, a spacious estate, will hit the Irish market in July when full pricing and specification will be confirmed.

The new Peugeot 308 SW, a spacious estate, will hit the Irish market in July when full pricing and specification will be confirmed.

The lates 308 SW has been completely restyled, sharing only its name with its predecessor. Featuring the same innovative

i-Cockpit as the hatchback version and the same stylish face, Peugeot produced an estate with exemplary road holding, spaciousness and class leading performance.

It shares the prestigious European Car of the Year 2014 accolade with its hatchback sister and was awarded the maximum five star Euro NCAP safety rating.

At 4.58m in length, 1.47m in height and 1.8m in width, the designers created a sporty estate with a wide stance. The wheelbase has been extended by 11cms over the hatchback and the rear overhang by 22cm, to allow more rear passenger room and to give a bigger boot (660 litres).

‘Magic Flat’ rear seats allow instant folding of the rear seats, to extend the boot space. Access to the rear seats is optimised by wider rear doors and by moving the rear seats back by 29mm, compared to the hatch.

Inside the new 308 SW, the Peugeot i-Cockpit is made up of four elements - a compact steering wheel for maximum control and driver involvement; a head-up instrument panel so that information can be read without taking your eyes off the road; a tall centre console and a 9.7’’ touch screen for an intuitive drive.

The dashboard is fully padded, the steering wheel is trimmed with full grain leather (from Level 2) and gloss black and satin

chrome inserts are found throughout the cabin. The generous glazed areas and the huge optional glass roof bathe the Peugeot 308

SW’s cabin in light. This optional panoramic roof can be fully covered with its electric blind.

As with the new 308 hatchback, the 308 SW is built on Peugeot’s new Efficient Modular Platform (EMP2), to guarantee

increased efficiency and excellent build quality. As a result, the 308 SW is 140kg lighter overall than its predecessor, making

it the lightest vehicle in the segment and thus a class leader in terms of reduced fuel consumption and low-CO2 emissions.

The new 308 SW benefits from a range of latest-generation Euro 6 petrol and diesel engines. For petrol, power outputs are between 110 and 155bhp with CO2 emissions from 109g/km. The new e-THP 1.2 litre 130bhp turbocharged version with a six speed manual gearbox sees the introduction of Peugeot’s PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engine technology to the range.

Clean and powerful, reduced weight and innovative low friction materials allow fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to be reduced by 21%. This engine has already achieved a new fuel economy record fitted to the new 308 hatchback (99.1mpg).

From July the petrol range will be rounded off with a 1.2 PureTech 3-cylinder110bhp turbo version as well as a new 6-speed automatic gearbox on the 130bhp petrol version.

The diesel range goes from 92 to 150bhp with CO2 emissions that do not exceed 111 g/km. The new BlueHDi 1.6 litre

120bhp version with a 6-speed manual gearbox has a combined fuel consumption of only 3.2 l/100km and CO2 emissions of 85g/km, a record in the segment.

The new 308 SW is available with several driving assistance systems. As on the hatchback, the Driver Assistance Pack is available

as an option, incorporating a radar at the front of the vehicle, used for the operation of dynamic cruise control, an emergency collision alert system and an emergency collision braking system.

Other options include blind spot monitoring, an electric parking brake, a reverse camera with large colour screen, keyless entry and starting.