A Malibu wagon?
Don't look for it in showrooms any time soon. But General Motors' North American president Mark Reuss says it's an intriguing idea, for two reasons.
One is the rising price of gas.
Wagons have been a tough sell in the United States for a few decades now. People who want roomier, more-flexible interior space began gravitating to minivans in the 1980s and later to SUVs and crossovers.
But Reuss says wagons could gain currency as a fuel-economy play.
"As we see the environment change … the wagons may become a relevant point that we would want to leverage," Reuss said at the New York auto show, after unveiling an eAssist mild-hybrid version of the next-generation Malibu.