Station wagons have never really managed to take the Indian car market by storm. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno Altura, Fiat Sienna Weekend & Adventure duo, Tata Indigo Marina, Skoda Octavia Combi, Opel Corsa Swing . . none of these estates could find a lot of takers in India.
It may be noted that our car industry, albeit growing, is still in nascent stages and people find it tough growing fondness for a car which is neither a SUV nor a sedan.
European car market on the other hand, is a hot destination for carmakers to sell their station wagons. Many premium car makers sell station wagon variants of their popular cars in Europe.
Regulars here would know that we have been reporting in detail about the India bound Mercedes Benz CLA entry level executive sedan and now, a speculative rendering of the Mercedes Benz CLA Shooting Brake has emerged on the cyber space.
The Mercedes Benz CLA Shooting Brake, if launched, might become one of the most sharply styled Estates ever and might help uplifting the status that station wagons enjoy in car markets like ours.
Powering the CLA Shooting Brake will be the same engines that power the sedan and while Mercedes has no plans of launching the CLA Shooting Brake in India, this might become one estate that we all would really yearn for.