Peugeot has unveiled the all-new SW version of the Peugeot 508, thus bringing its offering into the highly competitive D-segment estate car market.
At 1.42 m in height and 4.78 m long, the all-new Peugeot 508 SW’s new proportions give it a dynamic body shape, stylised by smooth, flowing lines and a sleek, low roof. The design is enhanced further by exterior details, including frameless doors, full LED headlights and the vertical visual signature of the opalescent LED daytime running lights.
Peugeot 508 SW has a total load space capacity of 1780 litres. Of this total volume, 530 litres comes from the boot (with luggage cover closed), designed to be simple in shape and entirely practical, with hands-free, powered tailgate.
Pierre-Paul Mattei, Peugeot 508 Product Design Director, said: “We wanted to design a unique SW with a very strong personality that was perfectly situated at the heart of its segment. The secret of the rear structure performance in terms of compactness and rigidity is the sensible and practical boot with an extremely sleek design. Similarly, the frameless doors provide the perfect response to accessibility in a vehicle with a very low roof line.”
Alongside the latest generation Peugeot i-Cockpit, providing all the information essential for the road ahead, the driver can enjoy the latest in-car sound system with a top of the range hi-fi system designed by Focal, with 10 loud-speakers fitted.
Technological advances also come into play to provide a wide range of latest-generation driving aids ensuring the Peugeot 508 SW meets Euro NCAP criteria.
New features for the range include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Keeping Assist and a Night Vision system which utilises an infra-red camera to detect living beings in front of the vehicle at night time or in low-visibility conditions to maximise safety.
The vehicle is built on the EMP2 platform making it an average of 70kg lighter than the outgoing generation while the new eight-speed EAT8 automatic transmission with electric gear lever and one touch control is an option.
The two new petrol options, a 180 S&S EAT8 and 225 S&S EAT8 are based on the PureTech 1.6-litre engine. Four diesel options are based on the BlueHDi 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre; a 130 S&S BVM6, 130 S&S EAT8, 160 S&S EAT8 and 180 S&S EAT8. The petrol engines are certified to Euro6d-TEMP and diesel engines are certified to Euro6d-TEMP-EVAP.
In the second half of 2019, the range will be supplemented by an efficient Plug-in Hybrid petrol powertrain with an extended ZEV range of 50 km (WLTP cycle). The batteries will be located under the row 2 seats to preserve the roomy boot.
The all-new PEUGEOT 508 SW will be unveiled at the next Paris Motor Show and will be available in the UK from January 2019.