2022 Peugeot 308 SW adds more practicality to stylish model
Peugeot is a manufacturer that still dishes out some glorious wagons in the age of SUVs. The 2022 Peugeot 308 SW debuts, bringing in more style and added practicality to the compact segment.
If Peugeot is planning to nab crossover shoppers with style, the 308 SW is the right instrument for the job. The compact wagon is an eye-candy with its borrowed front-end from the hatch. It carries over the fang-like DRLs and the sharp matrix-LED headlamps playing second fiddle to the chrome-studded grill which wears the new Peugeot logo. Thanks to the wagon’s elongated roofline and tastily done slope towards the rear window, the 2022 308 SW looks handsome from the side too. The 16-inch to 18-inch wheel options add more flair to the view from this angle. The rear is not a different story with the slim LED taillights and sculpted bumpers.
The i-Cockpit interior layout of the Peugeot 308 SW includes a 10-inch touchscreen and a digital instrument cluster. The infotainment system gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A sculpted steering wheel design elevates the driver’s main touchpoint. The 308 SW being a wagon is blessed with good boot space, 608 litres of it.
The 2022 Peugeot 308 SW gets a choice of two plug-in-hybrid powertrains. Both of them get an 81- kWh motor, and a 12.4-kWh battery. The difference lies in the petrol motor that is married to them. The lower trim gets a 150 hp engine, taking the total output to 180 hp. The higher trim squeezes 180 hp out of fossil fuels alone. This mill joins hands with the juice from the battery to churn out 225 hp, combined. Both these powerplants are hooked up to an eight-speed transmission. As the battery is the same, both models get 60 km of electric range.
If electric power does not float your boat, a conventional 1.2-litre engine can be your pick. This little motor pumps out either 110 hp or 130 hp, based on the state of tune. These can be mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or the same eight-speed automatic from the hybrids. A 1.5-litre diesel is also in the mix. As an all-electric 308 hatchback version is just around the corner, it may just be a matter of time before the wagon takes the same route.
It is unlikely the 308 station-wagon will be offered in the Middle East, as the regular hatchback has minimal sales here.
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