We’ll break it to you quickly: these renderings aren’t of a soon-to-be new Tesla Model S variant. No, instead they’re simply the imaginative drawings of what the geniuses at Theophilus Chin visualize a Tesla wagon might look like.
If you’re anything like us – and since you’re reading this, we’ll assume you are – you, too, feel this is too beautiful a vehicle not to be rushed into production.
Looking a bit like combination of a Saab 9-5 wagon and a Acura TSX Sport Wagon, the rendering is so precise, one might mistake it for something stolen from the Tesla design studios.
Tesla does have plans for a Model X, which will be a bigger, more crossover-type vehicle with all-wheel drive. Tesla is currently taking reservations for the Model X – complete with falcon wing doors – at showrooms now but deliveries won’t begin until 2014.
Sure, we could pose the question as to why Tesla plans to sell a crossover and not a wagon, but we already know the answer: Wagons don’t sell in the US. For years now Americans have opted for either sedans or sedan-based crossover vehicles, which are essentially taller, more bulbous – and arguably much more ugly – wagons. Even Volvo, who was made famous by its wagons, has virtually discontinued the breed Stateside, while expanding its wagon offerings around the globe.
Europe, however, has a different wagon history. It would stand to reason that a Tesla ST (standing for “Sport Touring”) would do quite well in the EU.
Perhaps with enough positive buzz, Tesla will consider at least a limited run of the Model ST. We realize, though, it’ll probably only be sold in Europe and we American wagon fans will be left drooling from across the pond.