Peugeot has managed to move 100 000 units of the new 308 since introduction, and now the range is set to be expanded with a station wagon model, to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show.
The 308 SW is 7.1 centimetres longer than its 307 SW predecessor and 22 centimetres longer than the 308 hatch at 4.5 metres.
Styling cues such as the gaping grille - a key element of current Peugeot design language - and huge front headlamps are present, whilst the rear has managed to incorporate a station wagon tailgate whilst retaining much of the 308 hatch familiarity.
The huge panoramic glass roof characteristic of the 308 hatch is present on the SW too.
From a utility perspective the 308 SW features a third row of two seats in the luggage compartment, which when folded flat, yield 674-litres of baggage space.
With all rear-, middle- and front passenger seats folded flat stowage items of up to 3.1-metres can be accommodated. An interesting utility item is the removable illumination lamp unit in the load-bay which can be used as a walk around flashlight.
Comprehensive engine range
Dynamically 308 SW is set to feature seven engines, four petrol and three turbodiesel variants.
The petrol range start at 1.4-litres with a VTi equipped engines producing 70kW, followed by two 1.6-litre versions producing 88- and 110kW respectively, the latter being turbocharged.
A performance 128kW 1.6-turbo version, with an engine based on the Mini-derived motor found in the 207 GTi, is set for release later in the year.
For the economically minded Peugeot will be offering two states of tune in 1.6-litre turbodiesel trim, a 66kW and 215Nm unit, augmented by a more powerful 80kW version which produces 240Nm of torque.
A 2-litre HDi turbodiesel tops off the range providing 100kW of power and 320Nm of torque.