The terms “station wagon” and “performance” rarely go hand-in-hand. In its heyday, the station wagon was a big, bulky alternative to a traditional sedan that was designed to carry a family and a trunk-full of gear. The idea of a performance-wagon seemed downright ludicrous: buyers needed either performance or cargo capacity, but not both at the same time.
Chevrolet has announced a long-roof variant of the Cruze to be shown at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The Cruze Station Wagon, like its hatchback brother, will be a Euro-only affair. The Europeans will also get their hands on the 1.4-liter turbo four we get stateside, as well as a new 1.7-liter diesel.
After driving the CTS-V coupe, the Cadillac CTS wagon feels like a completely different car. It feels a lot less like a coffin, to start, and the atmosphere inside the cabin is brighter and much more relaxed. This is partly due to the extra space and breathing room, but also simply because it lacks some of the more hardcore elements of the V. It still has the nice interior, lots of nice touch points, and the comfortable ride which filters out a lot of the feeling of the road.