American car enthusiasts read about a ton of foreign-market cars that we just don’t get. Though we would love to have in the U.S. vehicles like the Ford Ranger and Australia’s V-8-powered utes, most automotive forbidden fruit are of the station wagon variety. With so many wagons offered overseas, here are the Top 8 we want most in the U.S.
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2014 Audi RS6 Avant: We love a ridiculous wagon and the Audi RS6 Avant has always been one of the most ridiculous out there. The last-generation RS6 Avant’s twin-turbo V-10 might’ve made more power than the new model’s 552-hp 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8, but it’s the new model we want. The 2014 RS6 is bound to be faster, lighter on its feet, and more fun to drive. This all-wheel-drive monster is one wagon we want badly.
2013 Ford Focus ST Wagon: Forgive us for being greedy but now that we’ve got a taste of the 2013 Focus ST hatch, we’d like the Euro-only wagon too. The market could use an affordably priced fun-to-drive wagon and the Ford Focus ST Wagon would perfectly fit that bill.
2012 Holden Commodore Sportwagon SSV Z-Series: We have a soft spot for Holden Commodores, especially the ute and Sportwagon versions. The Commodore Sportwagon SSV Z-Series sits at the top of the Commodore Sportwagon range with a 6.0-liter V-8 making a stout 362 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. Even better, the wagon comes with a six-speed manual, front Brembo brakes, and a sport suspension.
2013 Jaguar XF Sportbrake: It may not offer a massive rear wing or a 550-hp supercharged V-8, but the Jaguar XF Sportbrake is so attractive we don’t care. Currently the Jag is available in Europe with an assortment of diesel I-4s and V-6s. We’d more than welcome another fuel-efficient, luxurious, oil-burning premium midsizer in the U.S.
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