The station wagon was a staple of the american roadway for decades before the gas crisis and the small efficient minivan came to fruition. Almost every family had one. They served as a way to transport not just the family but materials without the need for another vehicle in the driveway. They shuttled so many of us on road trips to memories that will last forever. However the factors above combined to spell it’s doom, and today instead of wagons we see SUV’s from sea to shining sea. The Mach - E is going to spell the same type of doom for those SUVs.
The Mach-E is the first major release from Ford on a full EV platform and they couldn’t be doing it on any stronger shoulders than that of the mighty Mustang. We know so far that it’s going to have roughly a 300 mile range and very likely all-wheel drive as an option. While still trying to maintain sleek Mustang like lines. That’s a huge deal because it will be low slung much like the wagons of old. Additionally, as future generations come to fruition they could very likely shrink in height as they try to emulate the Mustangs styling further. You can see where I’m going with this.
Wagon sales were up nearly 30% in 2018 vs 2017 and it’s likely the numbers will continue to grow when this year is finished as well. Many of us enthusiasts have experienced how pleasurable a good, well sorted wagon can handle not to mention accelerate our pulses. For the non enthusiast though, wagons are more efficient on average and easier to drive than SUVs and CUVs. They offer much the same practicality and are comparable in terms of price. There’s good reason to think that the Mach-E will be the tipping point when wagons may become fashionable once again. I’ll take mine in brown thanks very much. If only they could come up with a way I could have a manual transmission like that Mustang Lithium.