- We take a first look at the new 308 SW
- Larger and lighter than the model it replaces
- Carbon dioxide emissions as low as 85g/km
Following in the footsteps of the recently launched SEAT Leon ST and Volkswagen Golf estate, Peugeot has unveiled the new 308 SW, an estate version of the recently launched hatchback.
Larger and lighter than the model it replaces, the new Peugeot 308 SW will be offered with the same engine line-up as the hatchback which boasts CO2 emissions as low as 85g/km, meaning cheaper tax bills for company car drivers.
Some of this improvement can be attributed to the new 308 SW being 140kg lighter than its predecessor.
As the name suggests, the 308 SW aims to offer enhanced practicality and space over the hatchback and it is here where the car really shines. Around 30cm longer than the regular 308 hatchback, the SW offers an impressive 660 litres of boot space. See below how this compares to some of its rivals:
- SEAT Leon ST – 587 litres
- Honda Civic Tourer – 624 litres
- Volkswagen Golf estate – 605 litres
- Ford Focus estate – 490 litres
There are likely to be four trim levels from launch: Access, Active, Allure and Feline.
The new 308 hatchback which went on sale this month has already impressed us with its roomy interior, low running costs and decent level of kit, so we expect the 308 SW to continue this trend.
The 308 SW will have its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March and will go on sale across Europe shortly after. Pricing is yet to be confirmed.
Find out more on the Peugeot 308 SW by reading our full preview here.