Peugeot has combined a many striking-looking 508 SW nonetheless to attract image-conscious buyers who might differently demeanour to SUVs.
Speaking during Peugeot’s pattern centre in Vélizy, France, 508 product manager Bernard Hesse pronounced a pattern of a estate, that is likely to comment for 60-65% of 508 sales, was given as many dominance as a practicability.
“We saw competitors like Mercedes with a CLA and a CLS Shooting Brakes, that are really engaging [in terms of design],” he said. “So we designed a some-more energetic demeanour for a SW right from a start of growth of a 508’s EMP2 platform.”
The new car’s some-more frozen proportions meant it is indeed 6cm shorter in tallness and 5cm shorter in length than a predecessor. It offers 530 litres of foot space (30 litres reduction than a prior car) with a interior foot cover closed, while limit bucket space with a seats folded provides 1780 litres – that’s matching to a Volkswagen Passat and 115 litres some-more than that of a Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer.
To revoke wear and rip and support with loading, there’s a immaculate steel foot sill, while a tailgate is powered and a building inside is roughly totally prosaic when a back seats are folded down.
Rear conduct room is 40cm softened than in a tavern variant, interjection to a 508 SW’s somewhat lifted roof section. But a use of frameless back doors helps a estate keep a swooping roofline. Peugeot product pattern executive Pierre-Paul Mattei pronounced this was critical to safeguard “balance though character overload”.
The 508 SW’s tail-lights have been taken true from a 508 fastback, as has a pattern of a back fender and chrome-tipped tailpipes. The front finish is also identical, with a same LED headlights that side a curving grille, that sits underneath a extending bonnet.
Inside, a automobile gets Peugeot’s latest iCockpit dashboard, that brings a digital instrument cluster and a 10.0in executive touchscreen featuring 3D satellite navigation and Apple Carplay/Android Auto smartphone technology. There are 4 USB sockets in a car; dual in a front and dual for back passengers.
The ergonomics of a new cabin design have placed a steering circle revoke down from a instrument cluster to urge prominence (an emanate for some users of a previous-generation iCockpit), while a dashboard’s wrap-around blueprint brings a 7 categorical centre console buttons (which take change from a keys of a piano) and infotainment shade within easy reach.
All cars will get a full-grain leather steering wheel, with top-spec GT-Line and GT models featuring seperated leather. There’s also a larger use of flocked fabric to raise a cabin’s reward feel – something that Hesse pronounced is partial of Peugeot’s pull to take on a German rivals. Optional Alcantara and nappa leather can be specified to emanate a many lush 508 SW.
As partial of an endless motorist support record suite, a 508 SW gets a night-vision complement that uses an infrared camera to plan a perspective forward onto a infotainment screen. There’s adaptive journey control that can stop and start a automobile in traffic, lane-keep support and park assist, that can automatically park and expostulate a automobile out of a space. Peugeot pronounced a car’s active reserve stop complement can detect pedestrians and cyclists day and night, from 3mph to 87mph.
The new EMP2 structure creates larger use of constructional adhesives and uses a new physique welding technique, enhancing constructional acerbity and assisting to revoke weight by around 70kg. It facilities a multi-link back cessation set-up for softened float comfort and it is maximised when discretionary (or customary on GT variants) non-static tranquil damping is fitted.
The 508 SW’s opposite physique speedy a use of bespoke cessation settings.
Yann Bonny, a car’s car dynamics director, pronounced that adjustments were done to “compensate for a differences” that a somewhat heavier estate physique brings.
When sales flog off in early 2019, energy will come from a choice of 3 engines, any approved to Euro 6.2 standards (which come into force in 2020).
Peugeot claims a 508 SW’s CO2 outputs are a lowest in a class.
The entry-level engine will be a 1.6 Puretech petrol, accessible in 178bhp and 222bhp forms. There will also be BlueHDi diesels in 1.5 and 2.0 forms, charity between 128bhp and 178bhp. The 1.5 diesel gets a six-speed primer gearbox as standard, though a rest of a powertrains come with an eight-speed involuntary gearbox that enables a freewheeling mode to save fuel. Peugeot pronounced it can revoke fuel expenditure by around 3%.
Autocar understands prices for a launch operation will sojourn tighten to a effusive model, that opens from £26,710. Following a unchanging SW’s attainment in mid-2019 will be a some-more fuel-efficient chronicle – a petrol plug-in hybrid. It’s due with a pristine electric operation of 31 miles, according to a latest WLTP findings.
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