India has never been a station wagon market. The Baleno Altura, Sienna Weekend, Indigo Marina, Octavia Combi . . none of these estates could ever make money in our car market. 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.
Europe though, is a popular market for such cars and many premium car makers sell station wagon variants of their popular cars in European auto market.
We have reported enough about the Mercedes Benz CLA entry level executive sedan and now, a rendering has emerged of the Mercedes Benz CLA Shooting Brake.
The Mercedes Benz CLA Shooting Brake might be one of the most sharply styled Estates ever and might help uplifting the status that station wagons enjoy in car markets like ours.
The CLA sedan will make its public debut at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show and will come with a range of power options that include both petrol and diesel mills. The engines will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and will also offer an option of 7-speed dual-clutch ‘box.
Powering the top of the line CLA45 AMG will be a 350hp, 2-liter petrol motor with 4MATIC system to take on the Audi Quattro cars.
Source – AutoBlog.it