Peugeot 308 SW 2014 shown at Geneva

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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