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2014 Peugeot 308 SW announced with 610-liter cargo capacity

 2014 Peugeot 308 SW announced with 610-liter cargo capacity
2014 Peugeot 308 SW

Debuts in Geneva

Peugeot has taken the wraps off the 308 SW which will be publicly showcased at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March.

The French marque says its new 308 SW has a "class-leading" capacity which is not entirely true since the Honda Civic Tourer offers 624 liters (22 cubic feet) of cargo area, 14 liters more than the 308 SW and the Skoda Octavia Combi. Nevertheless, the number is still very impressive and is the result of extending the car's length from 4253mm to 4580mm which has increased boot capacity by 140 liters compared to the hatchback.

Engine lineup will be carried over from the five-door hatchback, including the BlueHDi variant which will have CO2 emissions of only 85 g/km. The vehicle rides on the same EMP2 architecture and is 140 kg (308 lbs) lighter than its predecessor.

The 2014 Peugeot 308 SW will be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show in March and will reach European dealerships this spring.

Source: Peugeot
  • 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 utilising 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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Comments (8)

ChrisLeCreateur
Respect to the reducing of 140kg. I think since the 307 the compact Peugeot were a bit to heavy. I like to testdrive the small HDI and fall in love. Not that special like my current 308 SW, but a very elegant and well proportinal wagon. Congratulation to Peugeot!!
Jan 7, 2014 4:12 pm
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SebXX
Now Peugeot needs to pair with Dangel again, to give AWD :) (and please, get some great auto gearboxes too)
Jan 7, 2014 2:05 am
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pawelblue
The new Peug 308 Imho looks more elegant and balanced than Golf .., has the same quality but the interiors are really innovative.. :)
Jan 6, 2014 7:17 pm
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automobile007
looks like Peugeot is back on form! Looks subtly good looking, not over-styled like many modern cars
Jan 6, 2014 1:06 pm
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ikr3797
You're confusing dm3 with litres. They are two different measures.
Jan 6, 2014 7:21 am
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adrian.padeanu
1 Liter = 1.000028 dm3. It's the same thing.
Jan 6, 2014 8:00 am
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SebXX
Actually 1 dm3 = 1 liter... Simple as that.
Jan 7, 2014 2:04 am
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opelbauer
Yes, Peugeot! This is finally the right way of styling!
Jan 6, 2014 3:13 am
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