Is The New 2019 Peugeot 508 SW Cooler Than A Crossover?

We first saw the all-new Peugeot 508 SW at the 2018 Paris Auto Show and haven’t heard much about it since.

That’s because the French automaker is only now beginning to roll out its new D-segment wagon across ten European markets. To mark the occasion, Peugeot has released a massive gallery of more than 100 photos taken during the model’s media drive event in Portugal. As expected, they show every detail of the 508 SW.

As with the sedan, the 508 Sport Wagon is powered by a new generation of PureTech and BlueHDi turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines.

Also read: Peugeot 508 SW First Edition Comes To Paris With Special Features

The petrol range consists of a 1.6-liter turbo-four available in two states of tune: PureTech 180 S&S EAT8 and PureTech 225 S&S EAT8. The former produces 180 PS (178 hp) and the latter 225 PS (222 hp), making it the most powerful engine in the lineup. Both are mated to PSA’s eight-speed automatic transmission.

Diesel fans have more choices as Peugeot offers two oil burners, with displacements of 1.5 and 2.0 liters. The smaller engine, officially known as BlueHDi 130 S&S, delivers 130 PS (128 hp) and comes either with a six-speed manual or the eight-speed auto. This is the only engine customers can have with a manual transmission.

The 2.0-liter unit comes in two flavors, BlueHDi 160 S&S EAT8 and BlueHDi 180 S&S EAT8, with outputs of 160 PS (158 hp) and 180 PS (178 hp), respectively. Each features the eight-speed auto as standard. All the engines comply with the Euro6.d-temp standard and are said to offer “best in class” CO2 emissions.

Besides these powertrains, European customers will also be able to order a plug-in hybrid variant from June 7. The 508 SW Hybrid version offers a total of 225 PS (222 hp) from a 1.6-liter turbo-four gasoline engine rated at 180 PS (178 hp) and an 80 kW (109 PS/107 hp) electric motor. The system also includes an 11.8-kWh battery that allows the 508 SW to cover 40 km (25 miles) in EV mode.

Tech highlights of the Peugeot 508 SW include the latest-generation Peugeot i-Cockpit as well as latest-generation driver assistance systems including the infra-red Night Vision system and adaptive cruise control combined with lane-keeping assist.

Prices for the Peugeot 308 SW start at €33,600 (approximately $37,400) in France.

 

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  • exeptor

    It depends – if you like SUV and crossovers then NO, if you dislike them then obviously YES. It is that simple.

  • Nihar

    Yes! And this should be the FIRST of PSA to come to the US. Practical and excellent looking!

  • Ricardo Santos

    That’s one sexy lion.

  • LJ

    I’m shocked no one has developed a crossover with sliding doors yet. They’re the only reason people buy minivans.

    • Bash

      I read so many articles about that, it was done actually many times, and it turn out and a major fail every time.

      • LJ

        Interesting. Any models you can point to?

        • Bash

          Not really, I read it in the NTFH section really, plus tbh ford explorer and I think I think Honda pilot and Chevy traverse has a very limited conversion offering with sliding doors for handicaps basically. even those we don’t see them around like at all.

    • Nexus7

      I guess they could make one with sliding doors, but I don’t think it’ll sell. The reason is people who buy crossovers/SUVs/whatever are actively avoiding the practicality, performance, safety, and classic proportions of wagons and minivans. There’s probably some illusions of being “off-roaders” or “rugged” or some other mental issues going on too.

      They did make a Mazda wagon with sliding doors, the Mazda 5.

      • LJ

        The Mazda 5 was a minivan.

        My thought is that people who buy minivans mostly do so for the practicality/accessibility advantage that sliding doors have over conventional hinged doors. They’re easier to get kids in and out of in tight spaces. I’ve never met anyone who bought a minivan because they like how they look.

        I’d just think, in today’s SUV/CUV obsessed market, a true CUV will well-designed sliding doors would be a hit. But I could be wrong.

        • Nexus7

          They might’ve marketed it as a minivan, but it was not one. It was a wagon with sliding doors. Just compare it with the MPV, which they sold at the same time.

          Speaking of which, I have one. Aside from the signature Mazda rust, it is great. Practical and handles like a dream. And I did buy it cos of its looks – no pretensions about increased ride height for off-roading or other BS, no silly floating roof, just nice styling. Compare to the current RAV4, or Odyssey, or Juke. Ugh.

          • LJ

            If Mazda markets it as a minivan, they call it a minivan, it looks like a minivan, what makes it a wagon?

          • Nexus7

            The size and proportions. I mean, they called the MPV a “multi-purpose vehicle”. Which it is, but it still was a minivan.

          • LJ

            I mean, it’s on the smaller side, for sure, but it has the proportions of a minivan.

            Compare the Peugeot in this article to the Mazda 5. The Peugeot is a wagon. The 5 is a minivan. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

          • Shobin Drogan

            Sorry mate, but the 5 is 100% a minivan. MPV=Minivan. Wagons share majority of their exterior components with their sedan variant, i dont think there’s a single exterior panel the 5 shares with the 3.

  • Bash

    This looks so good, well designed and I like the proportions, this definitely looks better that a dozen of crossovers.

  • mist

    Yes it is much cooler.

  • Rocket

    Cooler? Absolutely. More practical? Not necessarily.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    only now beginning to roll out its new D-segment wagon across ten European markets. Can someone name those markets?

  • StrangerGP

    They should just go ahead and make the coupe version, it’s not like the limousine or this wagon are super practical and spacious.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    It’s certain to be more exclusive.

  • Mr. EP9

    Of course it is. I’d take a wagon over a crossover any day of the week.

  • Patrick Bong

    I really like that Peugeot puts gauges high up and above a smaller steering wheel. I can’t believe that most cars still requires us to look through the hole in a steering wheel, necessitating that it be larger than needed, as if that makes any sense at all.

  • MultiKdizzle

    Dope .. but the sedan look better

  • DGC

    All the stories on supercars, Teslas, electric cars and other exotics, I drool over this….

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