Peugeot Launches 508 SW In Europe

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Peugeot Launches 508 SW In Europe

For the Europeans, hatchbacks and wagons are the name of the game. Crossovers might slowly be gaining ground, but these two bodystyles have been staples for various manufacturers, which has also led to a number of wagon only variants being sold in Europe. Peugeot panders to this demographic with the 508 SW, which is an estate version of the critically acclaimed 508 sedan. Between the 26th of May and the 1st of September, 2019, Peugeot will be rolling out the 508 SW in 10 different European countries.

Depending on the country, there will even be a 225 PS plug-in hybrid variant of both the 508 sedan and 508 SW that will be going on sale from June 7th, 2019. On the whole, the 508 SW is largely the same as the regular 508 sedan, even down to the powertrain options. Petrol variants come in the form of the Puretech 1.6-litre engine in a 180 PS or 225 PS state of tune, paired with an eight-speed torque converter automatic.

The more popular diesel variants will come with either a 1.5-litre or 2.0-litre BlueHDI turbodiesel engine, the former being available in a 130 PS state of tune with either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed torque converter automatic, while the latter comes in either a 160 PS or 180 PS state of tune - both with the 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The 2.0-litre turbodiesels also have the highest torque outputs of the range with 400 Nm on tap from just 2,000 rpm.

Optional equipment can include things like an infra-red Night Vision system, adaptive cruise control with lane-keeping functionality, and so on - but this is on top of standard equipment that brings the 508 SW up to the latest and most stringent EuroNCAP regulations. All engines comply with Euro6.d-temp emissions standards, which are de rigueur for emissions testing as of now. Pricing for the 508 SW in France starts at 36,650 Euros (RM 171,752).

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