2019 Peugeot 508 SW wagon revealed

Following the reveal of the all-new Peugeot 508 sedan, the French marque has now taken the wraps off the new SW wagon variant with a similar design theme.

The new model will make its public debut at the Paris motor show in September. But until then, the full design and details have been confirmed. Firstly, the model sits around 6cm lower than the previous model, giving you some idea of its sleeker and low profile theme.

Design highlights include frameless doors, full LED headlights and vertical LED daytime running lights, flowing lines and a new-look grille, and a lower and smoother profile. Some improvements have also been incorporated into the design to help with practicality.

Around at the back, the cargo area load height has been lowered, and the opening is 2.4cm wider for easier access loading and unloading the vehicle. Inside presents 530L of capacity, or 1780L with the rear seats folded down. Yann Bonny, vehicle’s dynamics director, said:

“Our aim was to create an identical philosophy and driving experience to the saloon. So we applied the same technical package – wheelbase, damped engine mount, multi-link rear axle and electronically controlled damping, depending on the model. We then proceeded to make specific adjustments to compensate for the difference in mass breakdown in the SW. The result is the same as for the saloon – a perfect balance between sportiness, comfort and safety.”

Peugeot will be launching a number of trim lines in traditional fashion, with a top GT Line and GT making up the upper end of the market. Each are packaged with a range of standard features, with the GT Line and GT adding perforated leather steering wheel wrap, some sporty cosmetic enhancements, and Active Suspension Control for the top GT.

Two petrol engines will be offered in the form of PureTech 180 and PureTech 225, along with four diesel options spanning from BlueHDi 130 with a manual or auto, and BlueHDi 160 and 180. These engines are certified to Euro 6.d standards.

At this stage Peugeot Australia says the new wagon is currently under evaluation for a potential local arrival. It will hit the market in Europe later this year.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.