Let’s face it: Nobody wants to drive what their parents drove, even if it’s the right vehicle for the task at hand. Minivan shoppers balked at their parent’s station wagon, and CUV shoppers seem to believe that minivans are the gateway to mom-jeans and velcro sneakers. Show More Summary
Americans in general are obsessed with CUVs/SUVs, which is why people who would rather have a station wagon are running out of options. To list the amount of crossovers and SUVs currently on the market, I will need to use all twenty fingers and toes, but I just need one hand to list all the […]
Condé Nast Traveler Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán explains the inspiration behind this month’s issue.
Much as members of the Mopar Jihad don’t want to admit it, Chrysler took a bailout — in the form of government-backed loans — from Uncle Sam in 1979. This worked out pretty well for everyone involved, because the then-futuristic K-Cars...Show More Summary
Subaru doesn’t build cars for the masses ? it has never been a company relegated to knocking-out cookie cutter designs. Instead, it engineers vehicles for those who have a sense of adventure, those who are practical, and those who don’t follow the masses. Look no further than the 2016 Subaru Outback to see how successfully it executes its unique mission.
In the 1970s, the Audi 80 was sold in the United States as the Audi Fox. In the following decade, Volkswagen decided to sell the Brazilian-made Volkswagen Gol as a Volkswagen Fox in the United States, presumably using the Fox name because it was so good. Show More Summary
During the late 20th century, General Motors managed to get at least a couple of decades out of most of their platforms, but GM sold the Chevrolet Celebrity for just the 1982 through 1990 model years. Its A-body platform held on just through the 1996 model year. Show More Summary
The Chevrolet Suburban is the longest standing vehicle line in the United States, dating back to the 1930s. In it’s early years, the Suburban was more of a beefed up station wagon. Today, they are capable family haulers, with powerful engines, luxury features, and lots of connectivity options. It would seem today’s Suburban would easily […]
My mother worked. She stepped into a suit, fastened an ERA stickpin to the lapel, and carpooled downtown to the State Department in a wood-paneled station wagon. Sometimes she left the country. There were postcards with stamps marked with lions and flowers and foreign kings that arrived long after she’d ... More »
Jaguar won't stop building wagons altogether, however.
For some people, station wagons aren’t the kind of cars that need aftermarket upgrades. While that may be true to some extent, German automakers like Audi and Mercedes have successfully shifted that way of thinking by introducing performance-oriented wagons like the RS3 Sportback and the C450 AMG 4MATIC. Show More Summary
It’s been three years since Peugeot launched the second-generation 308, and the French compact has received a new body style. Following the release of the five-door hatchback and the station wagon, Peugeot is now offering a sedan version of the 308. Show More Summary
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The station wagon segment may always have its place in the auto industry, but one automaker is putting the lid on building up that market anytime soon. The automaker in question here is Jaguar, which is reportedly not entertaining the thought of building station wagon variants for its new sedan models. Show More Summary
Jaguar's chief designer Ian Callum told journalists at the launch of the new F-Pace that the company won't be making any more wagons... just crossovers. Continue reading Jaguar design chief Ian Callum rules out station wagons Jaguar design chief Ian Callum rules out station wagons originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:05:00 EST. Show More Summary
In 1959, Oldsmobile sold 194,102 examples of its newly restyled “Linear Look” Dynamic 88, but only 11,298 of these were the Fiesta station wagon, making it the second least common body style. Today, these wagons are a rarity in any condition, which makes this two-owner “barn find” 1959 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Fiesta station wagon, for […]
NEW YORK — When you walk into the New York Auto Show, two things stand out: the size of the cars and the sheer cost of them. This is not the year of the petite, fast sportscar or the sensible station wagon. Carmakers are going for bling,...Show More Summary
Estate sedans, or station wagons as they’re otherwise referred to, have often been perceived as family cars. But over the past few years, an influx of high-performance wagons have invaded the market. One of these models is the Audi RS6,...Show More Summary
Pin it This ain't your momma's wood-paneled station wagon. Toyota's latest concept car is the Setsuna, a roadster with a chassis made of wood. READ MORE »
Although the C-Class has always been Mercedes’ answer to the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4, it was never available in as many body styles as its competitors. Merc only offered it as a sedan, station wagon, and coupe, but now, that all changes, as the latest generation will include a convertible in its lineup. Show More Summary