Car enthusiasts love wagons. They offer the cargo space of an SUV, but without sacrificing the superior low-to-the-ground driving dynamics of a car. It’s pretty much the perfect body style if you need a bit more practicality than a hatchback. Mainstream buyers, however, have been far less excited by wagons, opting for crossovers instead.
A handful of wagons have survived in the American market, but only in the lineups of upmarket manufacturers like Volvo and Audi. The Stateside affordable wagon segment has mostly vanished, though; even longtime wagon-offerer VW pulled out last year.
That may not be the case for long, however, as there’s some evidence Toyota may bring a wagon over to the U.S.
A poster on a GR86.com message board found that Toyota just filed a trademark for the name “Toyota BZ.” The post suggests that name could be used for a U.S. version of the Toyota Corolla Touring. Americans currently receive the sedan and hatchback versions of the Corolla, but not the wagon seen above, so bringing the Corolla Touring over would likely be a relatively low lift endeavor.
But wagon enthusiasts may not want to get their hopes up too high. Previous reporting detailed upcoming changes to the Toyota model tree. That leak made no mention of a wagon…but did have a Corolla-based crossover coming to the U.S. in late 2021.
After all, Toyota does have a lineup hole for another CUV to slot between the C-HR and the RAV4 — a car that would take on the Mazda CX-30 and the Kia Seltos. The “Toyota BZ” is the sort of zippy name one might give such a car. As much as it pains us, a new CUV may be a better bet than a Toyota wagon.
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