A sentiment comprehensively proved by these spy shots and renderings.
We've known for some time that Mercedes was working on a Shooting Brake variant of the CLA, and just as our spy photographer thought he had captured a camo-free prototype, the car drove off the Autobahn, stopping them from getting any images of the front end. Not to be outdone, they knocked up some renderings of the front in both stock and AMG guise. Mercedes plans to roll out the CLA Shooting Brake next year. Alas, it's unlikely to make it to North America.