To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the death of the station wagon have been greatly exaggerated. But so have stories predicting the comeback of that hallmark of the Leave it to Beaver era.
But that isn’t stopping Acura from giving one more try. The luxury arm of Honda used the New York Auto Show to unveil a two-box version of its popular TSX model. And the maker’s top U.S. executive, John Mendel, says he’s cautiously optimistic that changing tastes and lifestyles will help generate demand for the 2011 Acura TSX Wagon.
“We see growing potential for this type of alternative in the U.S.,” said Mendel, citing a forecast projecting that in the luxury segment, wagon sales will grow by as much as 40% between 2010 and 2014.