For the calendar year 2013, GM has released or revamped 13 models, making it a very busy time. Though many areas of the spectrum are covered, from trucks to electric vehicles, there is a particular one that hasn’t been done in the United States.
In Europe, people love wagons (or estates), or so we’re told. They also like shifting their own gears, but let’s refrain from opening Pandora’s Box for right now. GM understands that the US market is missing this important player for everyday use – the affordable wagon. Yes, the last-gen CTS was offered in a wagon and a supercharged V8 in the case of the V Series, but the sticker price usually brought a bit of shock along with it.
On Monday, GM’s North American President, Mark Reuss named a few different “holes’ in GM’s lineup that needed to be filled. None more desired or interesting than the affordable wagon. The Chevy Cruze fits the bill for a “contemporary” car, and considering that it’s sold as a five door overseas, you’d think that it would be a contender for the spot. However, the Cruze might be a bit too small. A better size would perhaps be a Malibu or Impala, a car fit for mainstream America.
We don’t yet know details on what the name will be, or if it will be based off of an existing model – but we do know that the top of GM is hearing our cries for help.