Peugeot 308 SW UK prices announced

The 308 SW is the new practical estate version of the French family car, which in hatchback form has already won the 2014 European Car of the Year honour.

Available to order in the UK from 1st May 2014, first deliveries of the new Peugeot 308 SW will start in June 2014.

Rivals for the Peugeot 308 SW include the Ford Focus Estate and the Renault Megane Sport Tourer. The 308 SW boasts a capacious boot space, with 660 litres of space under the parcel shelf or 1,660 litres with seats folded.

From launch the new 308 SW will be available with four petrol and five HDi diesel engines, all offering class-leading fuel economy and low CO2 emissions.

The new 308 is the first Peugeot car to benefit from an innovative three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine – the PureTech 1.2-litre e-THP with a choice of 110bhp or 130bhp.

Also available will be BlueHDi models, including a segment-leading engine with emissions of just 82g/km in the Hatchback and 85g/km in the SW, plus next generation six-speed automatic gearboxes. Together they will ensure the all-new Peugeot 308 has the widest possible range of high performance and economical engines to suit every taste and budget.

Helping to make the 308 SW so sharp and efficient to drive is the fact it is 140kg lighter than its predecessor.

Like with the standard hatchback version the new Peugeot 308 SW benefits from the company’s ‘Efficient Modular Platform 2’ (EMP2). This platform optimises weight-savings and provides enhanced dynamic efficiency, according to the car marque.

The Peugeot 308 SW will be sold from launch in four trim levels – ‘Access’, ‘Active’, ‘Allure’ and ‘Feline’. The cheapest model in the Peugeot 308 SW range will be the Access trim petrol model with the 1.2-litre PureTech unit, complete with stop-start engine tech and returning 109g/km in CO2 emissions.

Standard equipment includes a large glass roof, alloy wheels, cruise control and parking aids.

The Active trim level adds 16-inch alloy wheels plus Dual-zone air conditioning, rear parking sensors, satellite navigation and a leather steering wheel.

Meanwhile the higher-end Allure trim can be specified with 17-inch alloy wheels and includes a reversing camera, front parking sensors and electric folding door mirrors with ‘courtesy approach lighting’.

The range-topping Feline trim includes 18-inch alloy wheels as well as sports seats and passenger lumbar support.