When you look at the CLS Shooting Brake of Mercedes-Benz, you will know that there are times when looks win over functionality. The Shooting Brake version of the CLS features a a plunging roofline and four-door plus a liftgate configuration.
Now it seems Volkswagen will follow suit as reports are saying that the German car manufacturer is planning to have a shooting brake edition of its four-door coupe, the Volkswagen CC.
The details are very limited at the moment. Volkswagen is yet to confirm if the rumors are true. According to some reports circulating around the automotive world the new CC Shooting Brake will join its coupe sibling using the MQB platform. It is said to fit just between the Phaeton and the VW Passat.
The new CC offerings will come with a front-wheel drive setup but Volkswagen might have its 4Motion AWD as an option for the pricier models. Just like other shooting brakes, you can expect the CC to have a plunging roofline and to put emphasis on stylish looks over versatility.
VW sees a good opportunity for shooting brakes in its European market but this may not be the case if the US market is to be considered. Consumers in the United States do not have the CLS Shooting Brake of Mercedes-Benz nor the XF Sportbrake from Jaguar. They also do not have the station wagon version of the Passat.
It must be the trends or just the perceptions. German car manufacturers believe that Americans go for crossovers and are not fans of station wagons.