For whatever reason, wagons aren’t nearly as popular among the American car-buying public as their three-box (read: sedan) and
raised wagon crossover variants. But for the most part, those those who buy wagons tend to love them, and appreciate their spacious and practical nature combined with the handling and overall driving qualities of a car, as opposed to a pickup truck, SUV, or even crossover. And when it comes to wagons, Cadillac seems to be an all-or-nothing proposition.
As part of its Art & Science brand revival, Caddy created the CTS Sport Wagon for the second-gen CTS. While it never sold in huge numbers in North America, the car instantly became a favorite among wagon lovers the world over. And when the high-performance V variant landed, it added even more awesome to the already-awesome CTS Sport Wagon. Fast forward four years, and Cadillac’s Art & Science rejuvenation has proven to be highly-successful, with models like the ATS and all-new third-gen CTS winning accolades, sales, and the hearts and minds of sport-luxury vehicles. Unfortunately for wagon lovers, the introduction of both Alpha-based sedans came at the expense of their wagon variants… although some remain hopeful.
And in that spirit, we’ve mocked up this rendering of a Cadillac ATS Sport Wagon. We’re told that if/when a wagon variant is approved for production, the ATS will be the most likely candidate. Furthermore, given Cadillac’s newfound focus on the European market — where wagons and hatchbacks are often more popular than their sedan variants — having at least one wagon in the lineup is just good business. So, what do you think? ATS Sport Wagon: hot or not?