Peugeot is presenting in Geneva the second generation 308 SW packing a 610-liter cargo capacity.

Peugeot is presenting in Geneva the second generation 308 SW packing a 610-liter cargo capacity.

Compared to the regular five-door hatchback, Peugeot's new 308 SW is 327mm longer and offers an additional 140 liters in the trunk where the capacity has grown to 610 liters, matching the Skoda Octavia Combi. The Honda Civic Tourer remains the segment king with a 624-liter trunk but Peugeot wants to attract customers with a more stylish design that stands out from other estates.

It rides on the firm's newly developed EMP2 platform and has lost an impressive 140 kg (308 lbs) compared to its predecessor. Peugeot will sell the model with a variety of Euro 6-compliant gasoline and diesel engines. Output ranges between 110 bhp (82 kW) and 155 bhp (115 kW) for the gasoline motors and from 92 bhp (69 kW) to 150 bhp (112 kW) for the diesels.

The most frugal variant will be the BlueHDi version equipped with a 4-cylinder 1.6-liter turbodiesel rated at 120 bhp (89 kW) coupled to a six-speed manual transmission enabling the 308 SW to return 73.5 mpg US (88.3 mpg UK or 3.2 liters / 100 km) with CO2 emissions of just 85 g/km. On the other end of the specter, Peugeot is preparing a hot 308 SW GTI rumored to get a 1.6-liter THP turbocharged gasoline engine with up to 250 bhp (186 kW).

Peugeot has announced the second-gen 308 SW will arrive in European dealerships this summer.

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