Audi may be coming around to the idea of electric propulsion. The car-maker will roll out a plug-in hybrid model, the A3 e-tron, next year.
The 2013 Audi Allroad is versatile, allowing drivers to navigate both choppy, unpaved roads and curving blacktop, Halvorson says. The wagon does not have the highest ground clearance, but it compensates by offering a smooth ride for all.
February car sales were slightly weaker than January, but they were stronger than last year by 7 percent. Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, and General Motors saw their sales rise, while Honda and Nissan saw declines.
Cheaper midsize cars do a better job in deadly head-on collisions than many luxury and near luxury midsize cars, according to crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The crossover-happy US seems to dislike station wagons, though they are popular in other countries. A few automakers are looking to bring back the wagon love.
Cadillac ATS could take over from BMW 3-Series as the luxury segment's benchmark four-door.