Station wagons are becoming more handsome than ever judging from the latest all-road models whipped out by Audi, Volvo and Subaru. Joining the fray is none other than the new Mercedes Benz E-Class All-Terrain, which is set to take the centre stage at the 2016 Paris Motor Show coming this October. Let’s have a quick tour and see what the fuss is all about.
The German company has done a pretty amazing job by creating an all-road estate that almost resembles an SUV. So what is there to expect? Aside from its rugged-style front grille, the new off-road vehicle features 4MATIC all-wheel drive, flared wheel arches, bigger sets of wheels plus AIR BODY CONTROL suspension, thereby increasing its ground clearance like never before.
The ALL-TERRAIN is in fact the most versatile version to ever come out of this segment. At least that’s how Daimler management board member Ola Källenius perceives the new E-Class’ All-Wheel Drive model. Moreover, the rugged styling makes it more like a typical sport utility vehicle than a traditional station wagon but offers the same amount of space needed for those long weekend trips with the whole family.
Add to that the E-Class’ award winning interior and many of its advanced safety features. But more than anything, the All-Terrain’s multi-chamber air suspension and standard all-wheel drive make it a much safer alternative to an SUV.
These days, some of us need more than just a car. Other than SUVs, we’re looking for something that’s capable of carrying more things and more passengers while flexible enough to take to anywhere we want. From what we can see this early, this “show stopping” all-road performer would represent probably much more than what Mercedes Benz considers as “modern luxury” and “dynamism” in one. Now, we don’t have to do away with a family wagon that’s generally useful but is far from sexy. The new Mercedes Benz All-Terrain is about to change that.