Just spotted this in the wild. Just a reminder that we can't have have nice things in the US, at least when it comes to wagons...
In person, it's a really nice looking vehicle.
Everyone says it. Nobody buys it. Wish wagons were available, I'd buy one.
Yeah, you're definitely right here, and if Ford brought this into the US they'd sell one for ever 100 Escapes... That said, when I bought my Alltrack, I may have gone for this if was available.
It's not just a US thing though, wagons are disappearing everywhere.
Good riddance. Not really the market for one gets smaller every year.
Clearly the market agrees with you. Personally, I can't see why anyone would buy a crossover or compact SUV over a wagon. Load height, handling, access to roof for carrying stuff..seems like wagons win on all counts. Obviously some people don't care for the aesthetics. Personally, I can't figure out why. As a Golf R owner, I think my wagon actually looks better.
ha! Just added the booty pic...
just based on looks alone, I actually prefer the look of the wagon on the MK7. But, most of the cars I've owned are wagons, so I guess that's not a surprise... That said, having owned 3 different MK7's (GTI, Alltrack with a Golf R suspension set-up and a Golf R), I do prefer the handling of the 5-door Golf R vs. the wagon. You can feel the junk in the trunk over the 5 door, no question. Compared to crossover though? Not even a question for me.
It looks like going forward, Volvo will be back to being the only game in Wagontown in the US.
The VW is a nice looking wagon, sporty even. Wagon seems an acquired taste now. And being older, perhaps some nostalgia attached to it. That and the unobtainium factor. Just being honest, not a fan of the Toyota shown. Looks closer to some version of a minivan. At least in the pic.
I'm on my 3rd Volvo V70. All base models. I refer to the car as a station wagon just to see peoples' heads move.
Simon Templer's P1800 and James Bond's DB-5 were both available as wagons. They were called touring editions.
I had a 1977 Toyota Celica GT Liftback; California GT. Square the back end and it would've been a wagon.
Had 3 Saab 9-5 wagons in the family (2002 and 2 x 2005).
The Mazda3 comes in a Touring edition. Looks like a wagon.
This is an interesting topic.
The interesting thing is how most SUVs have "mellowed" and are essentially "slightly taller, slightly tough-looking" wagons. But we call them SUVs or CUVs or whatever. Many aren't even four wheel drive.