Early last year, Peugeot has unveiled the second generation of the 308 in the hatchback version in order to move to a higher class. Later came the 308R concept, the chances are high that this hot hatch to enter into production without major changes. The offer was recently expanded with the wagon carrying the SW label and will make his debut at the Geneva Motor Show this year. The 2014 Peugeot 308 SW will be the first car of the French car manufacturer with a view to moving to a higher premium class – maybe not against the German premium rivals such as BMW, Mercedes and Audi, but certainly against Volkswagen and Ford. Peugeot promises a great improvement in terms of efficiency, driving performance and quality with which his representative will be able to compete with the best cars in its class such as the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Opel Astra.
2014 Peugeot 308 SW specs
With a length of 4,580 mm, 2014 Peugeot 308 SW is slightly longer compared to the hatchback which is 4,253 mm long . The 2014 Peugeot 308 SW is also the first car company to a new platform on which EMP2 will be in the near future to produce many cars Peugeot and Citroën in the C and D segment.
This new platform has given Peugeot’s designers greater freedom for better use of space, lower the weight and dynamic driving characteristics. This has been achieved thanks to the lower mounted engine and trunk space is increased to an impressive 610 liters. Let me also mention that this means that the 2014 Peugeot 308 SW is now tied with the Skoda Octavia in terms of space and easily beats the aforementioned German rivals.
2014 Peugeot 308 SW design
In terms of design, the 2014 Peugeot 308 SW provides many lines with the recently introduced and highly popular 208. Many of the lines are taken and Onyx concept, which was unveiled at last year’s Paris Motor Show, a similar conclusion can be made , and in terms of design. Peugeot claims that the weight reduced by 140 kg, although not released on what exactly the model in terms of equipment and engines in question, and CO2 emissions reduced to a minimum 85 g / km.
2014 Peugeot 308 SW engine
In terms of the mechanics French giant has not released details, but it is assumed that the offer will remain identical to the hatchback. This means that the buyers of 2014 Peugeot 308 SW will be able to choose between three petrol engines ( 1.4L and 1.6L 94 hp to 118 hp in the base version and 148 hp in the turbo version ) and three diesel engines ( 1.6L with 89 hp and 108 hp and 2.0 L with 134 hp) . As before , the power will be transmitted to the front wheels via a manual and an automatic transmission with six gears.
2014 Peugeot 308 SW release date
Production and sales of 2014 308 SW starts in spring in France, and later in the rest of Europe.