Peugeot 308 SW Sport 1.6 VTi 120 – Review

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Peugeot 308 SW

Sport 1.6 VTi 120

#147; #146; s latest 308 SW/Estate is

no but it does offer up to

seven 674-2,149 litres of load

and versatile seating. It #146; s

comfortable and smartly-styled.

So who wants an MPV

PEUGEOT ‘ S LATEST 308 RANGE of five-door models on sale from June with prices ranging Ј14,395 to Ј20,845. These new complement the 308 GT THP three-and five-door sports models which are on sale, priced at Ј18,995 and respectively.

Peugeot UK has an annual of 38,000 sales for the 308 lower-medium passenger car range, and of that the new five-door SW/Estate models achieve 20 per cent of those

Since their launch in the quarter of 2007, around sales of 308 models have achieved. The 308 CC coupe-cabriolet models are next year, and the 308 RC-Z has been confirmed for 2010.

Peugeot expect that 58 per of SW customers will be fleet/company and 60 per cent of customers will a diesel model. At launch, the 308 will be available with trim levels: S, Sport and SE. In for the September new registration plate SR variants (positioned between S and will be added to the line-up.

prices represent an increase of Ј500-Ј1,400 between the new SW/Estate and their 308 5-door Hatchback

The S and SR versions of the 308 SW/Estate will from the Sport and SE versions by the of a steel roof panel Sport and SE versions feature a panoramic glass roof and a folding split rear seat instead of individual seats for up to seven passengers. S and SR are classed as Estates; Sport and SE are SW models. The Sport terminology, refers to the level of specification and not to ‘sports’ performance.

At launch the 308 SW/Estate range is depending on the specification level, eight engine options. are five petrol units: 1.4 and with 95, 120 140, 159 and 175bhp And then there is the choice of HDi diesel engines: 1.6 or 2.0-litre 90, 110 and 136bhp.

The best-selling SW model and driven by fleet and business-user will be the Sport HDI 110 version at Ј17,995. Retail customers not such large mileages are likely to opt for the Ј16,395 Sport 1.6 VTi This particular engine from the PSA Peugeot-Citroen and BMW Group.

the same wheelbase as the outgoing 307 SW, but an increased length of 72mm and of 117mm (with the mirrors the new 308 SW provides more interior and luggage space than the model.

To improve the 308 SW’s performance, the width of both the and rear tracks have increased as well as the rigidity of the

Standard equipment on all models power steering, driver passenger airbag, side curtain airbags, remote central locking with electric front windows, column adjustable for reach and radio and single-CD player, passenger and driver seat adjustment, anti-lock braking, computer, front fog-lights and

The S and SR models, as already mentioned, have a steel roof instead of a glass roof and a rear folding bench They also get a 20-litre storage area in the rear bay and a ‘classic’ front grille The SR version adds 16-inch wheels, Bluetooth hands-free rear seat centre with storage and SMARTNav.

The version adds to the specification of the S with three second-row and removable seats, a Cielo glass roof, 17-inch wheels, ‘Sports’ front radio/CD with MP3 compatibility, rear tailgate window steering column airbag, centre armrest, leather wheel, electric rear electronic stability programme and control.

The SE version then adds to the Sport version): 16-inch wheels, dual-zone air-conditioning, two individual and removable seats, Pack (automatic headlamps and auto-dimming rear-view mirror, folding door mirrors, Pack (front seat support and armrest), Ambiance (fragrance diffuser, ambient dark tinted rear and tyre pressure sensors.

I the 1.6-litre HDI engine will be the driven by fleet sales, but for me many other retail the star of the line-up is the 1.6-litre petrol engine model. smooth, free-revving unit from the tie-up with BMW and is used in the MINI range. The drawback is that it is used in with a 5-speed manual and ideally could use a sixth for motorways.

However for those so this engine is also with an automatic gearbox

In 5-speed form the 308 SW achieved during a brief test using routes around the and M25 motorways, so I would expect figure to get closer to the official in real-life conditions. For the record, the fuel consumption figures for and extra-urban driving are 28.8 and respectively.

The 308 has never been the handling car in its class #151; Astra and Golf are all much #151; but the Peugeot is by no means It is set up for comfort and safety; it has loads of grip with little roll; and while the steering ‘feel’, in all other areas it is to live with.

The equipment are high, but then so is the price to the competition and the market place is so these days that a while I expect discounts be available.

In the best-selling Sport level the SW comes with seats as standard, but the three seats are individual so they can be forwards or backwards as required, or to give maximum load and carrying options. For an extra two additional third-row seats can be making it potentially a seven-seater.

Be warned: this is no MPV though. clever, but no alternative to the Vauxhall or VW Touran. However, the load is huge: 674 litres with seats in use; and 2,149 in two-seat mode.

Prospective will no doubt ‘mark-up’ the 308 versatile seating while at the time noting that not an MPV. They may also it down for its lazy handling and its price. They will, on the hand, certainly be impressed by its styling, high level of equipment, huge load and the fact that it’s comfortable and practical. #151; Miles

Peugeot 308 SW Sport1.6 VTi 120 | Ј16 , 395

speed: 117mph | 0-62mph: 12

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