10 Upcoming Family Cars: Station Wagons Balancing Interior Space and Sports PerformanceJanuary 4, 2023
Imagine a car that fits your entire family, can carry tons of luggage with room leftover and actually drives, instead of rocking from side to side at any curve. No, this is not a description of an SUV, I’m talking about the dear to heart class of station wagons aka estates. In this episode, we will be reviewing the freshest models of the 2021 and 2022 model years. So subscribe to #AutomotiveTerritoryDailyNews and let’s get to the lineup. Let’s start the engines!
#1 2022 Jaguar XF Sportbrake
With the next-generation fate is yet to be decided, the aging XF cat gets a much-needed life boost and interior overhaul, making itself a worthy alternative in the shrinking niche dominated by the Germans. From the outside, the 2022 Sportbrake boasts an updated front fascia featuring a wider mesh grille and slimmer quad headlights with double-J DRLs.
#2 2021 VW Arteon Shooting Brake
Besides the slightest cosmetic changes to the front, Volkswagen’s flagship passenger car VW Arteon is adding a station wagon body style.
#3 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
With 4 available guises and a standard long-range battery, the new Cross Turismo version of the first all-electric Porsche is practical, family-friendly, but no less performance-ready. Its range includes 4, 4S, Turbo and Turbo S versions making from 469 to 750 horsepower in overboost.
#4 2021 Volvo V90 and V90 Cross Country
2021 Volvo V90 and V90 Cross Country gets slightly fresher exteriors and offers standard semi-autonomous driving assists, digital gauge, sunroof, real leather upholstery, and dual-zone climate control.
#5 2021 Skoda Octavia Combi
Typical for the VW Group vehicles, the wagon version of the best-selling Octavia is receiving a wide palette of various modifications. Among them are standard versions sporty Combi vRS,off-roady Scout and an all-new plugin hybrid vRS iV.
#6 2021 BMW 5 Series xDrive Touring
2021 BMW 5 Series xDrive Touring arrives to the market with a facelifted exterior, offers the usual refine drive, and becomes almost 220 lbs lighter.
#7 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant RS Tribute edition
The original 1994 RS2 Avant was the first vehicle in Audi’s history to wear the RS badge and despite selling just 3000 units it amassed a zealous following that lives on till today. In 2021, Audi pays homage to iconic model with a limited RS Tribute edition of the RS6 Avant.
#8 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon
Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon boasts a fresher face in 2021, keeps the biturbo V8 with 603 horses, and gets a high-end, serene interion with the latest dual-screen cockpit.
#9 2021 VW Golf Variant & Alltrack
2021 VW Golf Variant becomes 2.6-inches longer than its predecessor, offering a larger load space and improved legroom for the rear passengers. The engine portfolio is vast with VW offering several TSI and mild-hybrid eTSI mills as well as three diesels. The most powerful 2.0-liter TDI with 200 ponies is reserved exclusively for the new Golf Alltrack.
#10 2022 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake
To prove its dedication to the European market, Genesis is launching a wagon version of the refreshed G70 sedan. Scheduled to go on sale in summer 2021, the G70 Shooting Brake has the same dimensions, but offers a 40 percent increase in luggage space and gets practical individually folding rear seats.