Mercedes continues to expand its lineup into new niches. The movement started in 2004 with the CLS four-door coupe
, and continued when the range expanded to include a shooting brake
model. Now, the CLA
range has followed suit, with the new compact CLA Shooting Brake, for people who want the practicality of a wagon coupled with the CLA's slick styling.
Italian coachbuilder Zagato has unveiled the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake as part of its 95th anniversary celebrations
. Specially constructed for a European client, the 1960s-inspired Shooting Brake comes complete with functional trunk space for carrying the likes of golf clubs, fishing gear, or hunting equipment.
When Mercedes released its first CLS, people questioned the move. Who wants a four-door coupe? Despite having some doubters, it turned out to be a huge hit with style-conscious buyers, especially after the release of the second generation model
in 2010. Mercedes has now revealed what the updated CLS will look like, and is packing some interesting tech into the new car, including a 9-speed automatic gearbox and tricky LED headlamps.
Back in August, Sweden’s polite, pragmatic auto manufacturer Volvo made waves with its somewhat uncharacteristic Concept Coupé
. The Concept XC Coupé
followed at the Detroit Motor Show in January and now the company is set to reveal a third un-Volvo like concept in the form of the Concept Estate wagon.
As the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) ramps up, a number of manufacturers are back with subtle variations on previous ideas. Audi’s Allroad shooting brake concept is the latest e-tron concept to make its way to the show circuit, this time in the form of a 408 hp AWD hybrid crossover. Gizmag was there for its debut.