The New Peugeot 508 SW

Wednesday 2 October 2019, 5:52PM
By Beckie Wright

After the recent release of the 508 Fastback, Peugeot New Zealand launches the second body variant of the 508; the Peugeot 508 SW (station wagon). Peugeot only offers the 508 in high-spec GT form in New Zealand, so the wagon comes with the majority of available options included.

Automatic LED headlights, heated electrically adjustable seats (with a massage function), active suspension (with three settings), a premium 10 speaker audio system, 19-inch alloy wheels, a handsfree tailgate, keyless entry and start, wireless phone charging, a customisable 12.3-inch HD instrument screen and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system all come as standard. The only options available (apart from alternative premium paint options) are for Nappa leather seats.

Both the interior and exterior of the new 508 have been updated to match the rest of the marque’s current line-up. Interior featuring the new Peugeot iCockpit and exterior featuring thgjge new LED “fang” headlight design. The small 1.6-litre engine was built for performance but aims to keep the consumption rate of the vehicle down. The 508 features an 8-speed transmission gearbox and claims a 0 to 100 time of 7.4 seconds.

The new 508 SW is set to contend with the likes of the Ford Mondeo wagon,  Holden’s Commodore wagon, Skoda’s Octavia RS and Superb Sportline lands on the lower price tier. Peugeot NZ have indicated that the 508 SW is also aimed at competing on the prestige market – the Audi A4, BMW 3 series and Mercedes C-class – all of which are at least $20,000 more than the Peugeot.

The 508 SW starts from $57,990 incl – GST and is available to test drive now at Armstrong Motor Group Auckland, Armstrong Motor Group Lower Hutt and Armstrong Motor Group Christchurch.

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