Peugeot has released official pictures of its 308 SW estate ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut in March.
Like the Peugeot 308 hatchback that surprised us when we tested it last year, the estate promises to take the brand upmarket and compete against the likes of the Volkswagen Golf.
To us, the 308 estate looks great – there’s even hints of Jaguar XF Sportbrake when viewed from the rear.
We’ll get to see the 308 SW estate in the flesh for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in March, but it’s not just aesthetics it does well. Peugeot says its 308 SW will have a class-leading bootspace of 610 litres – that’s the same as a Skoda Octavia which is massive for the segment.
There’s no word on bootspace with the rear seats folded down, but we do know the seats fold flat with a single press of a button.
Like the hatchback, the Peugeot 308 SW is 140kg lighter than its predecessor and promises to be a safe and reassuring drive.
The engines will be the same as the hatchback (which is on sale now) – with a range of petrol and diesel units including an impressive 1.6-litre BlueHDi with CO2 emissions of 85g/km. There will also be 1.2 and 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engines, and a 2.0-litre diesel.
Prices haven’t officially been announced but with the 308 hatchback starting at £14,495, the SW estate is likely to come in at around £16,000. That provides a lot of bootspace for your buck.
Keep an eye on MR.com and we’ll provide you with more news on the Peugeot 308 SW as we get it.