2022 Peugeot 308 SW debuts adds further elegance to compact wagons

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The reason why Peugeot is such a fascinating manufacturer is just because it still dishes out some awe-inspiring wagons in the age of SUVs. As far as its new offering i.e. the new 2022 Peugeot 308 SW is concerned, it debuts while bringing in more chic and enhanced practicality to the compact segment. If you want to buy the previous models of the manufacturer, the best practice would be to go for platforms such as CarSwitch where you can easily buy pre-owned cars in Dubai without any hassle.  

It’s all about cargo capacity

Being a wagon, the 308 SW offers you more than your need as it jumps from the hatchback’s 412 liters to 608 liters. Even if this is not enough for you, folding down the standard 40:20:40-split rear bench enhances the volume to as many as 1,634 liters while allowing the possibility of loading an item longer than 1.85 meters.

In addition, the new model is also 2.36 inches longer and has been lowered by 20 inches as compared to the previous 308 SW. As far as the width of the front and rear axles is concerned, it has been carried over while the windshield has a comparatively more sweptback layout to make wagon shinier. 

The SW has the rear overhang stretched by almost 8.26 inches to create an enormous cargo area as compared to the regular hatchback. Moreover, while opening the hands-free tailgate you’ll come across handy features i.e. 12V power outlet, bag hooks, two storage nets and LED lighting. 

A more elegant exterior in comparison 

Apart from the chunkier backside, it’s almost the same hatchback that we found a few months back. It also boasts matrix LED headlights on the high-end version in addition to the full-LED taillights, 16- to 18-inch wheels, and also dual 10-inch screens inside. Owing to the wagon’s elongated roofline and inspiringly done slope towards the rear window, the 2022 308 SW gives a fascinating look from the side as well. In addition, the 16-inch to 18-inch wheel options adds more style to the view from this angle. The rear doesn’t give a different tale with the slim LED taillights and also sculpted bumpers. 

Two plug-in hybrid powertrains to entice drivers 

The distinguishing thing about 2022 Peugeot 308 SW is that it gets a choice of two plug-in-hybrid powertrains. Moreover, both of them get an inspiring 81- kWh motor, and a 12.4-kWh battery. The difference occurs in the petrol motor that is closely attached to them. The lower trim gets as many as 150 hp engines, taking the overall output to 180 hp. Moreover, the higher trim squeezes 180 hp out of petrol while this mill combine with the juice from the battery to produce 225 hp, combined. Both these powerplants are easily hooked up to an eight-speed transmission and as the battery is the same, both models get as many as 60 km of electric range.

If electric power is not sufficient, a traditional 1.2-litre engine can be your choice. This little motor churns out either 110 hp or 130 hp, depending upon the state of tune. These can be combined to either a six-speed manual transmission or the similar eight-speed automatic from the hybrids. Besides, a 1.5-litre diesel is also in the mix. As an all-electric 308 hatchback version is just coming, it may happen that the wagon takes the same route anytime soon.

More additional features to add more elegance

The i-Cockpit internal layout of the Peugeot 308 SW has a 10-inch touchscreen and also a digital instrument cluster. The fascinating thing is that the infotainment system gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A sculpted steering wheel design raises the driver’s main touchpoint. Moreover, the 308 SW being a wagon is given with 608 litres of boot space.  

It remains to be seen as to whether the 308 station-wagon will be offered in the Middle East or not especially when the regular hatchback has minimal sales in the region. 

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