Wagons may have been replaced largely by the ubiquitous crossover here in the States, but in Europe, estates big and small are still in high demand. And to meet that demand, Peugeot has revealed its new 308 SW, a vehicle similar in size and mission to our Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen.

Based on the latest 308 hatchback, the new sporty wagon more space than the previous 308 SW that debuted back in 2008, yet thanks to PSA's EMP2 architecture, it also weighs a solid (and coincidentally, symbolic) 308 pounds less than the outgoing model.

The new 308 SW is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March,before going on sale across Europe in the spring. Peugeot hasn't revealed engine specs, but we can expect a range of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines to be offered depending on the local market.
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NEW PEUGEOT 308 SW – COMBINING THE QUALITIES OF NEW PEUGEOT 308 CONCENTRATED IN A SLEEK AND SPACIOUS ESTATE

- Style with substance – the New 308 SW has the capability to enhance expectations
- New Euro 6 engines place the SW's performance at the leading-edge of the segment
- The PEUGEOT brand continues its upmarket strategy

As the New 308 hatchback goes on sale in the UK, PEUGEOT expands its medium-car range with a new silhouette. Like the hatchback, the new Peugeot 308 SW has been completely redesigned, bringing with it class-leading levels of competitiveness.

PEUGEOT designers have styled a capacious and dynamic estate car with an attractive stance that is sleek and sporty (length 4.58m and height 1.47m). Its generous dimensions comfortably exceed the expectations and requirements of customers in this sector, providing ample volume, roominess, versatility and practicality.

With a volume of 610dm3 (VDA 210 standard), the boot capacity of the new PEUGEOT 308 SW is class-leading for the segment. With stylish and clean lines, it provides a very practical and clutter-free purpose-designed space. Its modularity is achieved with unparalleled simplicity (seats are folded with a single action from inside the boot) and effectiveness (perfectly flat floor). Its quality finish is worthy of the next category up.

Like the hatchback, the New Peugeot 308 SW benefits from utilizing the 'Efficient Modular Platform' (EMP2), optimising weight-savings and providing enhanced dynamic efficiency. In total, the new PEUGEOT 308 SW is 140kg lighter than its predecessor and this greatly enhances the overall driving experience and places it strongly against other competitor estate cars.

Available at launch, the Euro 6 petrol and diesel engines guarantee outstanding performance. A new BlueHDi version emits just 85g/km of CO2, setting a new benchmark in the segment.

Inside, the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit is modern, sleek and innovative, providing its driver and passengers with a clean and clear interior environment with new driving sensations.

Built with high quality materials and to exacting build standards the new PEUGEOT 308 SW features a high level of attention-to-detail, with the specific aim of placing the car among the best, confirming the Marque's movement upmarket.

Produced in Sochaux, France, the New PEUGEOT 308 SW will be equipped with powertrain units from the Trémery and Douvrin sites.

The New PEUGEOT 308 SW has its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014, and will go on sale across Europe in the Spring.


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      NightFlight
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's a cleanly styled vehicle. Such a shame that the US is missing out on so many great cars...
      RGT881
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great looking Peugeot and it'd be nice to drive a brand new one to see exactly where Peugeot is at these days.
      Greenman Wood
      • 1 Year Ago
      Daymn! Why can't we have this here in the US? One the largest car markets on Earth, and we get the crappiest selection 'Taint fair...
        flychinook
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Greenman Wood
        Thank you fellow countrymen (and countrywomen?) for that. Here in 'murrica, we need our vehicles to look like they could tackle the Adirondacks.
      FIDTRO
      • 1 Year Ago
      And yet, in North America, we keep getting all the boring Hondas and Toyotas.
      JayH
      • 1 Year Ago
      it's gorgeous!
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good looking wagon. Personally, I'd like to see more wagons here in the US. I'm a fan. . .
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why does the comment box say "-1"? Its alright looking. Its a Euro car though, so I can't say much else.
      brian.talmage
      • 1 Year Ago
      They won't bring wagons here because no one will buy them. Mazda had the very attractive 6 wagon, Saab had the 9-3, Toyota and Honda have both had midsized wagons, Ford had the Focus, etc,etc, etc. No one buys them. If they sold well they wouldn't be discontinued. I love wagons and would like to see people ditch full sized SUV's and large cross overs, but it just isn't happening. People talk with their wallets, and the masses have spoken. *Former Malibu and 9-3 wagon owner*
      Wetstuff
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sure looks a lot different than the Pigout 505 TDW I had! Jim
      adrenalnjunky
      • 1 Year Ago
      As mentioned in the article, very similar to the Jetta SW - which is one of the last, if not "the" last small wagon on sale in the US. Not sure if the 3-series is in the same class. If everyone that begs for this to be here isn't currently driving the Jetta SW, then you're part of the reason we "don't get the cool wagons here".
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      This should bring this good looking minivan over to the US.
        flychinook
        • 1 Year Ago
        @knightrider_6
        Methinks you're not sure what the "SW" abbreviation stands for.
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