Top 10 Wagons Not For Sale In America
It appeared that American car buyers had reopened the possibility of turning collectively toward station wagons before small crossovers took control. It appears so, at least partially. At least slightly.
This is not to say that wagons aren't available in America, nor will there be any. However, it is alarming that so few wagon-buying opportunities exist. It's even more surprising because so many cars sold in North America come in wagon bodies elsewhere. It would only take the official documents to allow them to cross the Atlantic to be sold here.
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The Acura TSX Sport Wagon and the Audi A4 Avant, BMW 328i Sports Wagons, Cadillac CTS Sport Wagons, soon-to-depart Hyundai Elantra Touring, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagons, Subaru Outback, Toyota Venza SportWagen, Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, and Volvo XC70 are all left. The Mini Clubman and Ferrari FF could be added, as well as some of the longer hatchbacks and lower crossovers.
A low-slung, attractive wagon is rare and usually very expensive in North America. These are just a few of the top-rated wagons we don't know about. To park the auto in your driveway, you won't need to use the standard type of transport.
Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon
The 159 is perhaps the most distinctive and attractive wagon on the planet. Although it's not a very powerful load-lugger, the Sportwagon is worth the extra money if you want to make a fashion statement. Even the diesel engines of Alfa engines are unique in their Italian pitch. The 159 Sportwagon is a unique car that can compete with the BMW 3-Series. There are seven interior options available, ranging from basic black/red cloth to PS1200-red leather. It's not a normal car, but the 159 Sportwagon is an Alfa. It's therefore not surprising that it isn't available for sale in North America.
Audi RS4 Avant
The RS4, which was recently reintroduced in its third-generation form has a long history of being extremely powerful. Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive has ensured that the RS4's power never had any trouble getting to the ground. This is a significant improvement over AMG Mercedes-Benzes or BMW M models. An RS4's feeling of speed is so intense that one's expectations of it are so far exceeded its reputation. Drive quickly, carry a large load. An RS4 Avant is all you need.
BMW M550d Touring xDrive
Are we being punished by BMW? Or is it a desire to punish North American customers that leads to the 5-Series GT being pushed our way and the 5-Series Touring being relegated to our backyard? The M550d is a case in which not only is the body style kept at arm's reach, but so is its power plant. The engine is a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder diesel with 381 horsepower and 546 lb-ft torque. This will propel the wagon to 60 mph in just 5 seconds. In ideal conditions, it'll return fuel savings that are better than any North American competitor save for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class BlueTec diesel.
Chevrolet Cruze Wagon
Although the Chevrolet Cruze may not be the most stylish sedan available today, it is the best-ever small car effort by General Motors North America. The Cruze is also a popular choice. The extended-roof Cruze will make you stand out from the rest. The Cruze offers all the advantages of a well-built interior, a powerful 1.4L turbo engine, and the ability to carry significantly more cargo. It's a small American car that can carry as much cargo as a large car.
Citroen C5 Tourer
Although French cars are no longer being sold in the United States, it is not that Renault, Peugeot, and Citroen have stopped making automobiles since they left the premises. The C5 sedan, which was unveiled in late 2007 in an otherwise standard segment of the market, was a unique-looking model in a market that is increasingly being rejected in Europe. However, the wagon C5 appeals to a wider variety of European customers. Expect to see the C5 Tourer driving around Paris with small diesel (probably 1.6L or 2.0L four-cylinder). The 3.0L V6 diesel engine is also available but is not a very common option. It costs approximately $55,000.
Ford Focus Estate
They have done it before. But will they do it again? This is about North American sales of a Focus wagon. Ford has changed its mind about Focus body styles numerous times. Ford sold a sedan, wagon, and two hatchbacks in the first generation. After the wagon and hatchbacks vanished, Ford introduced an ugly coupe. Ford has returned to one sedan and one hatchback. Where is the wagon? Elsewhere, friend. Elsewhere.
Hyundai i40 Tourer
John Krafcik (Hyundai's American boss), has made it clear that pickup trucks are not in Hyundai's future. It is easy to see why Toyota and Nissan have struggled to reach this one segment of the American market. As demonstrated by Hyundai's reintroduction of the Azera, Krafcik believes that family cars are the future of Hyundai. A Sonata wagon would be just as useful, if perhaps more, than an Azera competing with the Genesis sedan. This is what the i40 Tourer is: a Sonata wagon. It's a car designed for midsize buyers who desire something other than a Toyota Venza and Subaru Outback.
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate
The C63 AMG is now available in the United States. The C-Class, which is 451 horsepower, is only available as a sedan or coupe. Mercedes-Benz no longer sells a C-Class wagon, much less an AMG-powered C-Class. Never has a child arrived at school so quickly, nor have IKEA loads arrived home so quickly. This car is not much larger than the Hyundai Elantra Touring. It also has a 451-horsepower V8.
Insignia VXR Sports Tourer
Imagine a Buick Regal station wagon. The new Regal is a more modern and attractive version of the Regal. Imagine that car with a more aggressive stance and fascia. This is the Regal GS Buick. Imagine that car with a turbocharged V6 engine producing 321 horsepower. Although it wouldn't cost much, it would be stunning and truly unique.
What happened to the good-looking Volvo station wagons of old? Before the V70, Volvo's more curvaceous V70 was introduced to the market, the Volvo 240, 740, and 940 wagons created a picture for the Swedish automaker. Unless you include the XC70, which is a jacked-up SUV-like V70, Volvo's U.S. models are currently wagonless. Volvo is now a major automaker, pushing the S60 sedan, its XC models, as well as the stalwart XC90, and the more popular XC70. The V60 is a gorgeous S60-based wagon. It's not available for purchase in North America.
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