What can we do to actually help save the wagons?

This debate is revisited every time someone merely talks about station wagons or their tormentors, crossovers. If everyone works together, there could be a light at the end of the tunnel for the once-popular body style

2019 Toyota Corolla Touring Sports
One of the latest station wagons to hit the market is the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports
2017 Volkswagen Golf Variant R-Line
Volkswagen has been terminating slow-selling vehicles, but decided to give the Golf Variant a new chance — despite also offering the Golf Sportsvan and the Tiguan

Good, but what else does that imply?

The Ford Taurus was one of the last traditional SWs in the market
As part of Škoda’s new brand identity, the Fabia Combi became more stylish at the latest generation while still being practical

How would the new station wagon be?

2020 Subaru Outback
After the rise of crossovers, light off-road is no longer interesting for SWs. The exceptions are veterans like the Subaru Outback
Mercedes-Benz tried the CLS Shooting Brake, a sportier counterpart to the E-Class Touring. However, the public preferred the more practical model even in high-performance trim levels

Aren’t those edges too limited?

1997 Chevrolet Corsa Wagon
The Chevrolet Corsa Wagon was practical and affordable, but added too little to the hatchback that it was quickly forgotten
2018 Volvo V60 T8 R-Design
The new Volvo V60 is an interesting example of station wagon which combines practicality and sportiness

So the wagons can be saved, after all?

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Danillo Almeida

Danillo Almeida

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Content writer and engineer-to-be who aspires to work in car design. If you like cars but not the stereotypes that surround them, give my articles a try.