Peugeot 308 SW 2014 shown at Geneva

4 Mar, 2014 12:40pm Luke Madden

New Peugeot 308 estate has a bigger boot than a Golf; due on sale spring 2014

This is the new Peugeot 308 SW, which has been revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show.

It boasts 610 litres of boot space – that’s bigger than the Golf and SEAT Leon estates – and one particularly frugal engine that emits just 85g/km of CO2.

The 308 SW is based on the same platform as the 308 hatchback, which has allowed Peugeot to shed 140kg from the kerbweight of the outgoing SW. Its dimensions are about 30cm longer than the hatch but the design doesn’t stray too far from the formula laid out by that car, including the claw-design wraparound taillights, and a bold, rising crease down each side.

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As well as its outright spaciousness, Peugeot has fitted the 308 SW with seats that fold flat with a single pull of a lever in the boot, as well as a completely flat boot floor. That’ll help you slide in big, heavy items.

The engine range includes a 1.6-litre BlueHDi diesel, whose CO2 emissions of 85g/km are a match for the hybrid Toyota Auris Touring Sports. Other engines will include the 2.0-litre BlueHDi, boasting 148bhp, and a turbocharged three-cylinder 1.2-litre engine, available with up to 128bhp.

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The interior benefits from Peugeot’s new i-Cockpit approach, which sees most models getting a large 9.7-inch colour touchscreen in the centre console, through which most of the major functions are controlled.

The 308 SW will launch in spring 2014. A starting price hasn't been announced but expect the 308 SW to kick off at around £16,000.

That’ll buy you an entry-level Access model but Active, Allure and Feline trims are also on the cards. Even the most basic models will come pretty well equipped, though, with LED rear lights, LED running lamps, cruise control, air-con and Bluetooth.

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Well this certainly makes the Golf look like what it always has been boring to the point of we don,t care we are supreme at V W . I,m at a loss why V W is held in such esteem , Can anyone please tell one stand out feature the Golf has in its exterior looks. People who buy must lead very autonomous lives to buy the Golf. Its grey grey grey. Now this Peugeot has many .small detail that need to be taken in to many to mention. Plus its estate capabilities are fantastic to say the least., what a clutter free one it is.A great job Peugeot, hope this new direction your embarking on is enough to pull you through.

I like Peugeot 308 SW 2014 that has been revealed

The Golf looks ageless, and holds its value better. This will look very dated in 3 years. Look at any 10 year old Peugeot, Citroen, Hyundai, Ford, Renault - all look dated, whereas look at any VW and they still look quite fresh at a decade old.

Bull !!! You must be mind programmed by the Germans. The Golf was old fashioned 10 years ago!
Puppet cars for puppet people, as are all German mind machines!

Golf and especially Octavia are not going to be threatened. Peugeot have in the past made some nice cars but all recent offerings have looked so dated so quickly recently.

Can't deny the fact they are the most profitable car company in the world can you? PSA are losing money at a massive rate.

Let me say this..the new Peug 308 Imho looks more elegant and balanced than Golf .., has the same quality but the interiors are really innovative...,Très bien Peugeot ..

I have a new 308 on test this week and I have to say it's easily the best car Peugeot has made in a long time.

This SW looks even better and I am glad they have stretched the wheelbase as the hatch could do with more knee room. I wonder if there will be a 7 seater again?

How about people are leading perfectly good lives, but what their car looks like is not near the top of their priority. Because, let's face it, it's a very shallow thing to be worried about when things that really make a difference to us - like resale values- are considered.

Looks great - Peugeot has finally started making some attractive looking cars again after a period of some real clunkers.

Personally I would order mine in AA yellow so that it matches the colour of the recovery vehicle on which it is likely to spend much of its time.

Peugeot still need to convince on quality. Even the relentlessly loyal French seem to be getting fed up with them.

Peugeot's reliability isn't half as bad as most people think. They rank above VW probably partly because of the superb HDi and BMW co-developed petrols.

Quality has improved massively over the last 5 or so years.

I suspect that most of PSA's losses are on their warranty claims. Maybe they should try building them properly in the first place.

It may be co-incidence but I saw the crappy 307SW I once had the miserable experience of owning, strapped to the back of a breakdown truck yesterday.

They'd supplied a blue truck in an attempt to match the Azure Blue paintwork.

Hopefully it was off to the scrapyard where it belonged from day one. Awful car.

Maybe, but why risk giving them a second try after the kind of experience that I had with a 307? That was a new car and there was never a SINGLE TIME WHEN EVERYTHING WORKED AS IT SHOULD in the 4 years I owned the bloody thing. When the likes of Honda, Mazda, Kia and Toyota seem to be able to deliver much higher levels of reliability I'd rather buy from them than PSA or VW?

Shame because I quite like French design.

Yeah but you shouldn't have purchased a 307.. They were always ugly.

I've seen 3 Audi a3's being sniffed out by recovery trucks, just saying.