2022 Peugeot 308 SW wagon revealed, confirmed for Australia

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Peugeot 308 SW.
Camera IconPeugeot 308 SW. Credit: Supplied

Peugeot has unveiled its 308 SW small wagon and confirmed it will come to Australia in 2022.

It comes after the reveal of the all-new 308 hatch in March, which will make it to Australia early next year ahead of the SW.

With wagons on the nose in Australia, the 308 SW will join the Volkswagen Golf as the only offering in the small car class with the option of a wagon.

Peugeot 308 SW.
Camera IconPeugeot 308 SW. Credit: Supplied

Local details are still being finalized, however we can at least reveal the car’s dimensions.

At 4640mm long and with a 2730mm wheelbase, it offers 129mm more rear legroom than the hatch and a medium SUV-beating 608-litre boot with the rear seats up and up to 1634 litres when the 40/20/40 split second row is folded.

This is helped by being able — depending on the variant, presumably — to fold the seats via buttons in the boot, which also has a motorised cargo cover and the choice of two boot floor positions.

Peugeot 308 SW.
Camera IconPeugeot 308 SW. Credit: Supplied

Again, we’ll have to wait to see what features are standard.

Inside, there’s a new compact steering wheel (which can be heated) equipped with integrated controls, a three-dimensional digital headset at eye level with a 10-inch digital display, 10-inch high-definition central touchscreen and more.

Peugeot’s Drive Assist 2.0 pack offers semi autonomous safety aids such as adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go function, plus semi-automatic lane change, early speed recommendation and curve speed adaptation when on dual carriageways.

Peugeot 308 SW.
Camera IconPeugeot 308 SW. Credit: Supplied

Globally, power will come from three petrol engines, two diesels, a conventional hybrid and a plug-in hybrid.

Though it’s unclear which will come to Australia, at least one of the petrols is guaranteed.

Peugeot has committed to bringing the 3008 and 508 plug-in hybrids to Australia and may do the same with the 308 hatch, but it’s not clear whether the wagon would get the same option.

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