|2014 Opel Insignia / Buick Regal Wagon|
|Ford Mondeo/Fusion Wagon|
Well, in an effort to capture younger, more "hip", more urban, upwardly mobile buyers that have been buying the VW Sportwagen or the Volvo XC-series tall wagons - GM is going to market a Buick Regal station wagon for the 2014 model year according to the automotive press, and the press has now definitely captured test mules of this new Buick (and definitely NOT a Opel Insignia!!) being hot weather tested in the Mojave Desert. In response, it is now believed that Ford will market the European market Mondeo station wagon (official photos above) as a Fusion in the USA, to battle the upcoming Regal station wagon. Word is that Chevrolet could also "easily" market a station wagon version of its Cruze sedan here - GM had previously said that it has absolutely no plans to sell the European/Asian market Cruze wagon in America, but GM also stated that they had no absolutely no plans to sell the diesel-engined Cruze here, which they have now announced that Chevy will now sell in North America in 2013. These wagon models are all fuel-efficient (helps with the federal government's CAFE standards) and the engineering and tooling is already "baked in" so there are minimal costs for these variants.
I don't know about the rest of the motorheads, but I think the idea of 21st century Buick and Ford station wagons is uber-cool!!
Source and more photos: http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...-buick-regal-sport-wagon-spy-shots