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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Shooting Brake: We spy it but we can’t have it

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The 2020

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

is on the verge of its debut, since

the company has already released a teaser of the car’s reveal

. It will mean the introduction of another itty bitty Merc sedan, and it looks good from what we’ve seen. There’s arguably a better-looking


in the works, though, and it’s the Shooting Brake wagon shown above.

If you’ve spent any amount of time on


, you know we have a soft spot for long-roof variants of cars. They offer the practicality of a


, but with the driving dynamics of a car. Not only that, but they often look really good. Just look at the

Jaguar XF Sportbrake


Volvo V60

as examples. The CLA-Class is no exception, featuring a long, flowing roofline down to the back. It appears to be more elegant than

its predecessor, which looked bulbous and awkward from some angles

. The car also benefits from the new CLA sedan’s longer, less curved body shape. The Shooting Brake retains significant portions of the sedan’s shape, and even incorporates the CLS-Class-style rear taillights.

We also get a peek at the interior of the CLA-Class Shooting Brake. This should be identical to the sedan, and thus appear in the U.S. From the looks of it, it will be identical to the interior in

the A-Class

, which features prominent screens for instruments and infotainment. It also has a much more premium look and feel than the outgoing CLA-Class.

Unfortunately, we sincerely doubt we’ll see the CLA-Class Shooting Brake in America. Wagons still aren’t popular, especially compared with the continuing craze for crossovers. As such, we’ll likely only get a successor to

the GLA-Class crossover

, once again based on the A-Class/CLA-Class. It just makes business sense. In the meantime, we’ll be stuck dreaming of the day 25 years from now that one can be imported here legally.

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