I give you a rundown on some of the station wagons in India.
Mercedes E-Class All Terrain – The Mercedes E-Class All Terrain was launched in 2018 in E220d guise and it is BS6 compliant. It gets a 2.0-litre diesel engine making 190 HP and 400 HP. It gets a 9-speed AT, 4MATIC and driving modes like Eco, Comfort, Sport, Individual and All Terrain. The 2.0-litre engine feels a bit underpowered in a car of this size and weight and the All Terrain costs Rs. 90 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai). This car never got as successful as the E-Class LWB sedan.
Volvo V90 Cross Country – This is the second BS6 compliant car in this list and after this all the other cars in the list have been discontinued. The V90 Cross Country was launched in 2017, but it is a direct rival to the E-Class All Terrain. This also gets a 2.0-litre diesel engine dishing out 235 HP and 480 Nm which makes it considerably punchier than the E. You get AWD and driving modes like Eco, Comfort, Dynamic and Off-Road. The V90 costs Rs. 82 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai) and it hasn’t found many takers in India.
Audi RS6 Avant – The Audi RS6 Avant was the most powerful station wagon to be launched in India. It boasted of sexy looks, practical interior and a powerhouse of an engine. The 4.0-litre V8 engine initially churned out 560 HP and 700 Nm and in 2018 Audi launched the Performance variant which produced an extra 45 HP. 0-100 km/hr came up in 3.7 seconds and the RS6 Avant got tech like an air suspension, cylinder-on-demand feature and quattro. Priced at Rs. 1.87 crores (on-road, Mumbai), the Avant found a handful of takers. This vehicle has now been discontinued.