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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

world of wagon

The Common Nomenclature

'Station wagon' or 'wagon' commonly use by United States , Australian, Canadian and New Zealand. While Estate is commonly use by British/English. There an archaic term for station wagon is the Australian station sedan. While an early U.S. models often had exposed wood-bodies (and were thus known as woodies). 

Specific manufacturers, including Audi, BMW, and Citroën have marketed the body style as "Avant", "Touring", or "Break". Volkswagen's proprietary name for a station wagon is Variant, Opel sometimes uses the word Caravan, BMW uses Touring, Fiat often uses the term Weekend, Alfa Romeo uses Sportwagon and Mazda uses Estate. Some British makes under BMC used Traveller or Countryman for the type. Peugeot and Land Rover have sometimes used "station wagon" even in markets which use British English.

here small pictorial guide

BMC / Morris Minor Traveller

BMC/Mini Traveller or Countryman
Volvo 850 T-5R Estate
BMW (e34) M5 touring 

Mercedes Benz (W124) 230TE Station Wagon

Audi A6 Avant

   Alfa Romeo 156 GTA Sportwagon

Volkswagen Passat Variant

Opel Omega Caravan

Fiat Marea Weekend

Citroen XM Break

Peugeot 405 Break

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