PEUGEOT has unveiled the all-new SW version of the PEUGEOT 508, bringing a new sense of style to the highly competitive D-segment estate car market. Rewriting all the design cues in the segment, the all-new PEUGEOT 508 SW brings the radical styling traits of the 508 saloon, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, to the estate car. The all-new PEUGEOT 508 SW will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October and will be available in Ireland from early 2019.
Measuring 1.42 m in height and 4.78 m long, the all-new PEUGEOT 508 SW’s new proportions give it an extremely dynamic body shape, stylised by smooth, flowing lines and a sleek, low roof. The striking design is enhanced further by PEUGEOT’s signature full LED headlights and frameless doors, a unique estate car feature for a mainstream carmaker.
Gilles Vidal, PEUGEOT Design Director, commented: “The all-new PEUGEOT 508 SW sets itself apart by its sporty stance and design cues that are completely new for a mainstream car producer. It is a wonderful object of desire that makes a clear statement regarding its ambitions."
The interior of the all-new PEUGEOT 508 has been designed to maximise in-car comfort for driver and passengers. Trim dependent, it features ergonomic, wrap-around seats offering five multi-point massage programmes, premium trim and upholstery materials and a panoramic opening glass roof.
The driver of the all-new PEUGEOT 508 SW will never be far from the latest in automotive technology, seated comfortably in a desirable, high-tech world imbued with elegance. Alongside the latest generation PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®, providing all the information essential for the road ahead, the driver can enjoy the latest in-car optional sound system with a top of the range hi-fi system designed by FOCAL®. With 10 loud-speakers fitted with exclusive FOCAL® technology, this system provides pure, fine sound that is perfectly distributed throughout the all-new PEUGEOT 508 SW.
Technological advances also come into play to provide a wide range of latest-generation driving aids ensuring the all-new PEUGEOT 508 SW meets Euro NCAP criteria. New features for the range, dependent on trim, include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Keeping Assist and a Night Vision system - a first for the segment. This system utilises an infra-red camera to detect living beings in front of the vehicle at night time or in low-visibility conditions to maximise safety.
With the aid of the Magic Flat function, allowing the driver to fold back the two sides of the rear bench seat, the all-new PEUGEOT 508 SW is never short of space, boasting a total load space capacity of 1780 litres. Of this total volume, 530 litres comes from the boot (with luggage cover closed), simple in shape and entirely practical, thanks to a hands-free, electric tailgate.
The all-new PEUGEOT 508 SW is built on the EMP2 platform making it an average of 70kg lighter than the outgoing generation while the new eight-speed EAT8 automatic transmission, with electric gear lever and one touch control, is an option.
Developments in engine efficiency have been driven towards delivering best-in-class CO2 emissions figures, with the new generation PureTech and BlueHDi engines. The two new petrol options – a 180 S&S EAT8 and 225 S&S EAT8 – are based on the PureTech 1.6-litre engine. Four diesel options are based on the BlueHDi 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre – a 130 S&S BVM6, 130 S&S EAT8, 160 S&S EAT8 and 180 S&S EAT8. Peugeot’s petrol engines are certified to Euro6d-TEMP and their Diesel engines are certified to Euro6d-TEMP-EVAP.
In ECO mode, when twinned with the EAT8 gearbox, the PureTech engine automatically switches to freewheeling mode. This function, available between 25km/h (15mph) and 130km/h (80mph), eases internal friction in the gearbox and reduces fuel consumption by around 3%.
In the second half of 2019, the range will be supplemented by an efficient Plug-in Hybrid petrol powertrain with an extended ZEV range of 50 km (WLTP cycle). The batteries will be located under the row 2 seats to preserve the roomy boot.
Prices and specifications for the Irish market will be announced closer to launch.