There’s something about big French estate cars, isn’t there? ‘Eye-catching, fashionable, and comfortable’ tend to be words most often associated with these Gallic people-movers. The new 508 SW from Peugeot certainly ticks those boxes too.
Based on the painfully good-looking 508 saloon car, the 508 SW builds on the formula with a generous extra helping of boot space and that classic estate car silhouette.
The 508 SW shares the same unmistakable front-end design with its saloon sibling, which means there’s the signature claw-effect LEDs as well as the sharp, expressive grille.
A real head-turner, then, but what’s the 508 SW like on the inside?
It features Peugeot’s unique i-COCKPIT set-up, which positions the steering wheel low down – much lower than you may be used to – so that the instrument cluster is visible over the top of it, rather than through it. Not sure it’s for you? Try it and you’ll soon appreciate the superior ergonomics.
Elsewhere, there’s supreme build quality throughout, with materials that are luxurious to the touch as well as plush to the eye. A large infotainment display in the centre console takes care of media and climate control settings, though there are some tactile buttons for the car’s core convenience functions.
For propulsion, there’s a choice of impressive petrol and diesel engines, all of which are paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, though a 6-speed manual is available on the 1.5-litre diesel model only.
If you’re ready for a step into the future, a plug-in hybrid model is available too, pairing an 80kWh electric motor – good for 39 miles of electric-only range – with a smooth petrol engine.
Whichever powertrain you choose, though, you can expect class-leading efficiency and power that’s highly usable.
The range kicks off with the Active trim, then Allure and GT Line, before reaching the range-topping GT, with impressive levels of standard equipment right across the range.
To learn more about the Peugeot 508 SW, or to enquire about a test drive, visit your local JCT600 Peugeot dealership. Alternatively, get in touch using the contact details on this page, and the team will be delighted to assist you with your enquiry.