Peugeot 508 SW Teased On Twitter Before Official Debut
5 June 2018 - motor1
An online premiere should happen very soon.
After the debut of the new generation Peugeot 508 sedan in late February 2018, the French firm is now inching closer to the reveal of the car's station wagon version. This is what a blurry teaser released on Twitter suggests, and we believe the veil will be virtually lifted in the next coming weeks. An official public premiere is scheduled for the Paris Motor Show at the beginning of October.
The rather enigmatic teaser comes together with an equally vague message, reading "To discover my identity, you must break the codes." When we "break the codes," all we can imagine is Peugeot is teasing us with the new 508 SW.
Needless to say, the wagon won't be dramatically different than the 508 sedan and will feature most of its design elements. The only major difference between the two will be the rear end, which will have a sloping roofline and, naturally, a larger boot lid.
The things will be similar on the tech front, as the wagon will share its hardware with the sedan that's already on sale in some countries. What this means is the 508 SW will be available with the same engine lineup, which includes a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with 177 horsepower (132 kilowatts) or 217 hp (162 kW), and 1.5- and 2.0-liter diesels with power ranging from 128 hp (95 kW) to 177 (132 kW).
As standard, all units will come with a six-speed manual gearbox, while optionally available will be an eight-speed automatic. Early next decade, reports say, we will also see an electrified version and, potentially, a range-topping model with up to 270 hp (201 kW).
Given the increased trunk of the new 508 sedan compared to the outgoing model, we expect to see slightly growing numbers for the wagon, too. The old 508 SW had 508 liters (surprised?) of cargo volume, so expect something in the region of about 520 liters for the new wagon.