Station wagon

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Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo estate
Cadillac CTS station wagon

The station wagon, or estate, is a variant of sedan. The difference between station wagons and regular sedans is that the station wagon has no trunk. The roofs are extended backwards over a shared passenger or cargo volume with access in the back (like in hatchbacks, minivans, SUVs, and passenger vans).[1]

The first station wagons were built around 1910.[2] Their frames were built out of wood.[3] By the 1950s, the wood was replaced with fake wood.[4]

Station wagons became less popular because of the 1973 oil crisis in the United States.[5] Station wagons have been mostly replaced by minivans/MPVs, SUVs, and crossovers. Modern station wagons include Subaru Forester, Mercedes-AMG E63 and several Audi automobiles.[6] Other modern station wagons include the Mercedes-Benz E450 and Volvo 460.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hillier, Victor; Coombes, Peter (2004). Hillier's Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology: Volume 1 (5th ed.). Nelson Thornes. p. 11. ISBN 9780748780822. Retrieved 31 July 2022 – via Google Books.
  2. "A Short History of Station Wagons in the USA". Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  3. Motavalli, Jim (14 July 2018). "The Knotty History of the Woody Wagon". Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  4. Litwin, Matthew (September 2009). "DI-NOC Siding: Restoring a station wagon's wood grain is now quick and easy". Hemmings Motor News. Retrieved 31 July 2022.
  5. "The Last, Great, Gasp of the American Station Wagon". 2 July 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  6. "The Best New Station Wagons of 2023". The Car and Driver. Retrieved June 27, 2023.
  7. "The Best New Station Wagons of 2023". The Car and Driver. Retrieved June 27, 2023.

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