Peugeot has revealed the all-new and very sleek looking 508 SW estate, that’s station wagon if you are reading this in the god bless, the United States of America. The 508 SW is aimed at the European D-segment market and will compete against the likes of the VW Passat, Skoda Superb and Kia Optima’s of the world. Key to the 508’s styling cue is the frameless doors, most usually found on premium luxury cars.
As with all new generation model introductions, the Peugeot 508 SW is slightly wider and longer than the previous generation. The new platform upon which the new Peugeot 508 rests, is 70kg lighter.
The previous gen 508 was OK, quality wise but Peugeot promises the new gen will feature more premium materials and improved fit and finish.
The boot space is bigger than the Volvo V90 with the seats up or down, and Peugeot’s i-Cockpit digital driver display will be offered as standard throughout the range.
The latest passive and active safety technologies will be offered for the first time, so expect adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and a first for the segment, night vision.
The latest array of in-car tech gadgets will also be offered such as smartphone integration and USB connectivity.
Peugeot will offer Euro6 compliant engines, two petrol, and four diesel engines, the two 1.6-litre petrol engines are split into two power derivatives, 180bhp and 225bhp.
The four diesel engines are based on the 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder BlueHDi powerplants and range in power from from130bhp to 180bhp.
The all-new 508 SW will debut at the 2018 Paris Motorshow in September and will be available to order in the UK by January 2019. At a later point during 2019 a new generation hybrid will be made available.
Prices are yet to be revealed, expect to see a small percentage rise over the previous gent 508.