Why can't wagons be popular in the US?
We can't for the live of us work out why station wagons ever fell out of favor in the US market. They're sleek, and they offer every bit as much interior space and practicality as crossovers, without a raised ride height to spoil the driving dynamics. Plop a big, burly V8 under the hood and you've got a real "reverse mullet" of a car: party in the front, business in the back.
We don't know that a station wagon could ever save the Chevrolet Camaro - a competent sports car that, for one reason or another, hasn't managed to ignite the same level of passion as the Ford Mustang or Dodge Challenger in recent years. But we can dream.
This render from tuningcar_ps on Instagram shows what a sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro wagon might look like, assuming GM ever felt inclined to light a giant pile of cash on fire. It was made by simply grafting the front end of a Camaro ZL1 onto the body of an Audi RS4 Avant - a design maneuver that shouldn't work, and yet somehow... does. The ZL1 wagon rolls on the RS4's impressive black wheels, and sports a chin spoiler up front, along with big, sporty-looking side skirt spoilers.
Conceptually, it's not too far off from something Callaway Cars actually built a few years ago: a striking Chevrolet Corvette C7 shooting brake dubbed the "Aerowagon". Granted, that car was a lot less practical, with two doors instead of four, and a lot less interior space.
In truth, this render is little more than a fun exercise in wondering wistfully "what if?" Chevrolet will never build a four-door Camaro wagon, and no custom shop will ever marry the front half of a Camaro with the rear end of an Audi. But we'd be damned if it doesn't look superb.