Will mostly be the higher end Essence model. Is this the affordable premium American (German) model that will make wagons great again? Until the V60 arrives, anyway.

Also, here’s a neat article from Autoblog that compares its closest competitors on paper- Buick Regal TourX vs Subaru Outback vs Audi A4 Allroad vs VW Alltrack vs Volvo V60 Cross Country.


Update- Trim Breakdown via Autotrader:

The base trim ($29,100) is sparsely equipped for something marketed as a “premium” car, but still gets an ample array of included infotainment features. Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, fog lamps, automatic headlights, LED running lights, passive entry and keyless start, manual-adjustable seats, cloth upholstery, a 60/40-split back seat, a rearview camera, OnStar emergency communications, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, one USB port, a 7-in touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


Despite its hefty extra cost, the Preferred ($32,700) only adds 8-way power front seats with lumbar adjustment, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a different steering wheel. It does, however, open the door to a variety of options. The Sights and Sounds package adds remote ignition, upgraded gauges, an 8-in touchscreen, integrated navigation and an 8-speaker Bose sound system. The Driver Confidence I package adds auto-leveling LED headlights, rear parking sensors and blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic warning systems.

The Essence ($35,100) adds a hands-free lift gate, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, and a 40/20/40-split folding back seat. The Essence’s Sights and Sound package equipment is also included, with the exception of the Bose sound system, which is available separately. The Essence Driver Confidence I package adds the same items from the Preferred’s version, but further adds driver-memory functions, wireless smartphone charging and an auto-dimming mirror. The Driver Confidence II package adds forward-collision warning with emergency automatic braking and pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning and steering assist and adaptive cruise control.