2019 Peugeot 508 SW leaked

Twitter user posts image of new wagon following official teaser

The upcoming Peugeot 508 SW has been leaked on social media, shortly after the French manufacturer issued a teaser for its all-new wagon.

Following reports a month ago claiming a replacement for the current 508 Touring was heading to the Paris motor show, the brand issued a teaser via Twitter – asking viewers to #BreakTheCodes to uncover the new model’s name.

It appears the new car will be named 508 ‘SW’, or ‘Sportswagon’, and be pitched as the more practical alternative to the recently-revealed 508 sedan (below).

In the tweet thread that followed the teaser, Twitter user Alexis Hubert (@Al_Hbrt) posted an image of an undisguised station wagon (top) which shows the new wagon’s side profile.

From the B-pillar forward the 508 SW looks pretty identical to the sedan, while at the back the extended roofline drops into a fastback-style tailgate that looks a bit like the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso.

It also looks like the rear will have a similar lip spoiler and tail-light arrangement to the sedan, though with the wagon booty stuck on top.

Expect the engine range to mirror that of its sedan equivalent, meaning a line-up of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines displacing up to 2.0-litres.

Headlining the sedan range are a 168kW 1.6-litre turbo petrol and a 134kW 2.0-litre turbo-diesel, both mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

We’re guessing the 508 SW will be officially revealed very soon, ahead of a European launch later this year or early next. Given Peugeot’s local arm hasn’t confirmed a launch date yet, it could be a year or more before we see the wagon here.

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