Saturday, December 26, 2009

Geneva Preview: Peugeot 308 SW

French carmaker Peugeot is expanding the 308’s line-up with the addition of the SW version that was first previewed at last year’s Frankfurt Show through the 308 SW Prologue Concept. Like the outgoing 307 SW, the 308 SW combines elements from conventional estate cars and medium size MPVs. Compared to the 308 hatchback, the wheelbase of the 308 SW has been increased by 100 mm and the rear overhang by 124 mm, thus allowing the addition of a third row which can sit two more occupants (seven overall).

Set to go on sale in Europe before summer, the 308 SW’s line-up includes a wide variety of powetrains. Petrol engine offerings consist of the naturally aspirated 95 HP 1.4-liter and 120 HP 1.6-liter units as well as the 1.6-liter turbocharged unit available with 140 HP (Auto), 150 HP and 175 HP. The diesel engine options include the 90 HP 1.4-liter, 110 HP 1.6-liter and 136 HP 1.6-liter.

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