2022 Peugeot 308 SW is drop dead gorgeous

Updated Jun 24, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It’s also filled to the brim with tech.

The crossover SUV market is currently one of the largest in the world. Even in Europe, where small cars were the top choice in the past, most car brands are now selling these types of cars like hotcakes.

A picture of the Peugeot 308 SW wagon

The all-new 2022 Peugeot 308 SW

Peugeot begs to differ as it currently revealed the 308 SW compact wagon. The Wagon version follows in the footsteps of the recently released third-generation Peugeot 308 back in March, and it is scheduled to hit European dealerships sometime in 2022. This latest version of the French-made estate though isn’t like the plain old wagons of yesteryears. It is filled to the brim tech, and in our eyes, is one of the better-looking cars in its class.

Exterior

Size-wise, the 308 SW is 4,585mm in length, is 1,804mm wide, and 1,471mm tall. With that, it is comparable to other Euro wagons like the Skoda Octavia Combi, the SEAT Sportstourer, and the VW Golf wagon. Compared to the previous 308 SW however, the new one is 59mm longer. That said, it is still small enough for tight city roads, whilst providing ample space for passengers and cargo.

A picture of the side of the Peugeot 308 SW

It's an eye-catcher that's for sure

With regards to styling, it borrows much from the other Peugeot 308 variants. It gets the same sloping roofline, and the same matrix LED headlamps, and Peugeot’s signature “three-claw” LED taillights. Moreover, it also gets the same intricately patterned grille, as well as the sharp and angular front bumper and side vents.

Interior

Inside the 308 SW, its five occupants are treated to a spacious interior with leather-clad seats and soft-touch surfaces. Practicality is also a focus of this model as it offers as much as 1,634-liters of cargo space with the rear seats folded down. Speaking of the seats, they can assume different configurations via their 40/20/40 split. The driver also gets a 10-way electronically adjustable, ventilated seat with a memory function. One can also instantly fold the rear-most row via controls positioned in the trunk of the car.

A picture of the 308 SW's trunk with the rear seats down

That's a lot of usable space

Tech and Safety

As mentioned, the 308 SW is loaded with tech. Chief among these is the new I-Cockpit and I-Connect advanced infotainment system. For the former, it consists of a very configurable 10-inch digital 3D gauge cluster. The I-Connect meanwhile ties together with the 10-inch infotainment screen to provide Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and 3D navigation. The said screen is also very customizable, and its interface works very much like a smartphone.

A picture of the Peugeot 308 SW's cockpit

It has two 10-inch screens

In addition to the usual safety kit, the Peugeot-made wagon comes with a host of driver-assist features. Among these is the rear cross-traffic alert, a 180-degree reverse camera, a 360-degree color camera, semi-automatic parking assistance, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, collision warning, driver attention alert, auto high-beams, an electronic parking brake, among others.

Engine and Performance

From launch, the 308 SW gets two plug-in hybrid engine options, one gasoline mill, and one diesel power unit. The two hybrid powertrain can either make a combined output of 178 horsepower, while the other one has a combined output of 222 horsepower. Both are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and both use the 1.2-liter Puretech gasoline engine as their internal combustion component. Of note, the hybrid variants of the 308 SW both come with an electronic range of 60 km.

A picture of the 308 SW charging

That 60km EV range is more than enough for short trips to the nearby mall

As for the fossil fuel versions, the gasoline one uses the same 1.2-liter inline-3 found on the hybrid. At most, it can make up to 128 horsepower, or 108 horsepower for the base model. The turbodiesel mill meanwhile utilizes a 1.5-liter engine that can also produce up to 128 horsepower.

For now, the all-new Peugeot 308 SW is solely meant for the European market. Also, there’s the point that wagons aren’t that popular in the Philippines, and it is even considered as a “niche market” in the United States. That said, would you want to see the 308 SW on Philippine roads?

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Know more about Peugeot 308 2021

Peugeot 308

The Peugeot 308 is a series of premium vehicles offered globally as a three to five-door hatchback and as a five-door station wagon. It features a sleek, sporty, and ultra-modern exterior detailed with dynamic curves and body-hugging lines. Inside, it is built with the acclaimed Peugeot i-Cockpit guaranteed to provide a top-notch riding experience. In the Philippines, the Peugeot 308 is offered in the following variants: the Peugeot 308 1.6L Diesel Station Wagon GT Line, the Peugeot 1.6 Diesel Hatchback GT Line, the Peugeot 1.6L Diesel Station Wagon Allure, and the Peugeot 1.6L Petrol Hatchback Allure. It comes in Magnetic Blue, Dark Blue, Nera Black, and Bianca White.

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Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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