Carnet d’Autocar: the desire for the Mercedes wagon is fading Car News

Mercedes-Benz has long been outspoken about the uncertain future of station wagons.

Speaking about the flexibility of the next-generation EVA2 platform ahead of the unveiling of the EQS SUV, Christoph Starzynski, Mercedes EV Head of Powertrain and Architecture, said: “I always get the same question about station wagons . Of course it is possible. The question is: is there a demand to make another body variant? ยป

End of the Allroad?

In other German electric station wagon news, Audi has hinted that its Allroad models could get an EV reprieve.

When asked if the A6 Avant E-tron concept would be offered in lifted form with protective body trim, product marketing manager Niko Martens said, “Never say never.”

But would it be for sale here? The A4 and A6 Allroads were withdrawn from sale in the UK earlier this year and Audi has said it has no plans to import any further generations.

Would the zoo believe him?

We’ve heard of recycled fishing nets being used for sustainable car interiors, but fire hoses turned into monkey hammocks are new.

As it repurposes its Ellesmere Port factory to build electric vehicles, Vauxhall has donated 50 old fire hoses to Chester Zoo, which will turn them into bedding, puzzles and training aids for its enclosures monkeys and elephants.

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