DETROIT -- Call them tall wagons, cross/utility vehicles, segment busters, sports tourers, sport wagons, crossovers, cross-trainers, or just plain station wagons. Whatever they’re named, they were the most obvious new design trend at January’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Although today’s crossover vehicles such as the Toyota Highlander, BMW X5 or Buick Rendezvous straddle the line between car and SUV, the new breed are more a mix of car and minivan: very roomy, ...

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