Only a few months after the launch of the new 308 hatchback, Peugeotâ€™s SW version is ready to roll. The concept of the 308 SW was previewed at last years Frankfurt motor show and the finished vehicle is very similar in appearance.
Only a few months after the launch of the new 308 hatchback, Peugeot’s SW version is ready to roll. The concept of the 308 SW was previewed at last years Frankfurt motor show and the finished vehicle is very similar in appearance. The design is in Peugeots own words, a “Semi Tall Architecture” vehicle platform. In English we can take this to be a vehicle that is designed to fall somewhere in between a conventional MPV and a normal saloon/hatchback in stature.
Showing plenty of the Gallic flair that Peugeot are renowned for, the design is said to appeal to those who were bored with the conventional format of a hatchback but didn’t want to upgrade to an ungainly sized MPV. Car manufacturers certainly cross segment boundaries now with car designs and the 308 SW certainly appeals to those that require practicality with a touch of design flair.
The 308 SW can be equipped with seven seats. Judging by the interior images, it would seem many hours of pleasure/frustration can me had folding and flipping the seats into a multitude of combinations.
Five petrol engines ranging from 95 to 175 bhp are available but the big seller in Europe will be the diesel engine options, of which there are three. The diesel engines range from 90 bhp to 136 bhp, two of which are fitted with a standard Diesel Particulate Filter. 5 speed manual, 6 speed manual or 4 speed automatic gearboxes can be optioned depending on which engine you choose.