Originally Posted by BavarianFanatic
The problem is that the wagon market itself is infinitesimally small here in the US. Add to that the fact that most of the buying public has been brainwashed into thinking they NEED AWD or they'll die. There's a significant cost associated with federalizing each configuration. It doesn't make fiscal sense to offer multiple flavors for such a miniscule market. I personally am holding out hope that they WILL bring over something RWD (and manual!) at some point, but I'm not going to hold my breath.
I'm so tired of my co-workers saying, "Oh I have AWD so I'm ok I don't need snow tires"...as I drive by them skidding in the parking lot full of snow, in my RWD car WITH snow tires.