Irish pricing and specifications for the all-new Peugeot 508 SW have been released, with the versatile estate model retailing from €34,110 plus delivery and related charges. That is for the entry-level Active 1.5 BlueHDi diesel 130bhp 6-speed manual version. Orders are now being taken by Peugeot dealers and deliveries to the first customers in Ireland will begin from July 1.
The new Peugeot 508 SW boasts the same sharp front design as the 508 fastback, and adds a low-slung, svelte estate bodyline. It forms a great balance between sporty elegance and practicality, providing plenty of passenger space, and a large, easy-access boot, offering a total load space from 530 litres with the luggage cover closed, up to 1,780 litres thanks to Magic Flat rear seats.
Peugeot also says that it delivers an instinctive driving experience, uncompromising quality and class-leading levels of technology to the D-segment estate sector, in Active, Allure, GT Line, and GT trims.
Two new petrol options and four diesel options, based on the 1.6-litre PureTech, 1.5-litre BlueHDi, and 2.0-litre BlueHDi engines, are on offer. A 225bhp plug-in hybrid (PHEV ) version, providing power to the front wheels using a 1.6-litre PureTech petrol 180bhp engine.
In addition, a 110bhp electric motor, is due in Ireland at the end of 2019. With a ZEV range of 50km (WLTP ), the batteries will be located under the row two seats to preserve the roomy boot.
Fitted with aluminium roof rails and boot luggage rails with safety net, the 508 SW also features the latest generation of Peugeot’s innovative i-Cockpit with a configurable 12.3-inch head-up digital instrument panel, either a 10 inch, or eight-inch capacitive touchscreen dependent on trim. It also has a compact multi-function steering wheel as standard for maximum driver control.
Peugeot says that a host of safety features also come as standard, including emergency brake assist and active lane keeping assistance with edge detection. MirrorLink with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also included as standard in every model.
The standard Active trim further features 16-inch alloy wheels, alongside automatic dual zone climate control, front, and rear parking sensors with 1800 colour reversing camera, AGR driver and passenger seats, automatic headlights plus wipers, and an electro-chrome rear view mirror.