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CarZealot
13-May-2008, 06:45 PM
I never knew a wagon could look this sexy

http://www.sgauto.com/photoplog/images/1034/medium/5_01.jpg (http://sgauto.com/photoplog/index.php?n=2607)

http://www.sgauto.com/photoplog/images/1034/medium/5_02.jpg (http://sgauto.com/photoplog/index.php?n=2608)

Achilles
16-May-2008, 11:01 AM
To me, a luxury wagon doesn't quite make sense to me, it's like using very expensive toilet paper and saying because I need it :shifty:

Race King
17-May-2008, 12:46 PM
What do you mean? :confused: You don't use toilet paper :sweat: :sly:

Achilles
19-May-2008, 04:43 PM
okay, bad analogy. I meant to say, luxury and practicality doesn't match, hence the concept of a luxurious wagon doesn't make sense to me.

CarZealot
20-May-2008, 11:58 AM
You'll be surprised, nowadays people value exclusivity a lot. The niche market must be big enough for them to create a model like this. For e.g. The Porche Cayenne, is actually selling very well. Similar to the case of a Cayenne, the very rich won't mind to have this wagon as an additional car to shop for groceries or to bring their dog out.

From wiki:
The Porsche Cayenne is a five-seat mid-size sport utility vehicle produced by the German automaker Porsche since 2002, with North American sales beginning in 2003. It is the first V8 engined vehicle built by Porsche since 1995, when the Porsche 928 was discontinued.

Worldwide sales of the Cayenne are running at nearly double the rate of 20,000 units per year that was originally forecast. 67 percent more Porsches were sold in fiscal year 2006/2007 than were sold in 2002/2003 thanks to the Cayenne model[1].

Though Porsche markets the 2008 model the 'second generation', the car is largely unchanged — with the addition of new technological features.

All 2008 engines feature direct injection. The charge-cooling effect of direct fuel injection permits a higher compression ratio without the risk of detonation, improving horsepower and torque. Fuel consumption has been reduced approximately 0.4 to 0.8 km/L across the range, even though the official window stickers say otherwise - the EPA changed its testing methodology in 2008. Fuel consumption is 6 Km/L city, 8.5 Km/L Motorway for the base model. The drag coefficient is 0.35 Cd and all models get a power lift gate and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Blazing Angel
04-Jun-2008, 12:11 PM
You'll be surprised, nowadays people value exclusivity a lot. The niche market must be big enough for them to create a model like this. For e.g. The Porche Cayenne, is actually selling very well. Similar to the case of a Cayenne, the very rich won't mind to have this wagon as an additional car to shop for groceries or to bring their dog out.


And don't forget the babies' trolleys, golf bags and luggages..... there's never enough space.