It has been an open secret that Ford is developing a fourth generation of the Ford Focus that is offered in sedan, hatchback and wagon bodies. While we had only captured both sedan and hatchback mules doing test runs, the wagon was missing on the scenes until recently when our spy shots captured what we believe is a prototype of the Focus Wagon. Don’t get your hopes up though as the automaker is not planning to bring it in the states. This means enthusiasts of the Focus Wagon in the states will miss out again once again. The 2019 Ford Focus Wagon, although covered in heavy camouflage seems to have two small cameras hidden on the lower grille, a hint at the possibility of new semi-autonomous features for the wagon.
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2019 Ford Focus Wagon Exterior
The wagon seems to have increased in size (both its length and width). The doors also look longer meaning the model will offer more legroom as well as cargo room. This will offer more functionality as buyers who go for the wagon are usually looking for more functionality than is provided by the sedan and hatchback. The model is covered in heavy camouflage which may be a hint that most of the model’s exterior features will be new.
The front and rear fascias are particularly heavily concealed. The model could feature a new grille, bumper as well as new headlights. At the rear, the tailgate may be also redesigned and the taillights may also be upgraded. We will update you with more information once the automaker makes it available or when our spy photographers catch up with a testing mule covered in less camouflage.
The wagon was covered in heavy camouflage so our photographers were unable to get a sneak peek of the model’s cabin. However, I believe the cabin will be almost similar to that of the sedan, at least at the front. Luckily, we have a shot of the sedan’s cabin which however looks like work-in-progress. We can see a SYNC 3 infotainment system screen mounted on the dash. The design of the dashboard seems to be adopted from the Ford Fiesta but all this could be just Ford’s way to conceal the actual design. Things could change close to the model’s release date.
The model also has a fancy looking all-digital instrument cluster. Some testing mules also had a head-up display meaning the model will surely come equipped with more technologies.
Engine and performance
According to insider sources, the Ford Focus Wagon just like its sedan and coupe sisters will be powered by EcoBoost as well as turbo-diesel engines. There are rumors that the 1.5 L, 3-cylinder mill that powers the Fiesta ST will also be used in the Focus lineup.
Other possible engines include 2.0 L, 4-cylinder and 2.3 L, 4-cylinder engines. As for the transmission, the model will likely be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox with an option for an 8-speed automatic gearbox. There are also rumors about a hybrid Focus Wagon but we are yet to get more reliable information.
Price and release date
The 2019 Ford Focus Wagon will likely make an on-sale debut in the second half of 2018 as a 2019 model car. Before that, Ford may exhibit the model at an international show in Europe. As said earlier, only the sedan and the hatchback will be sold in the U.S. market; therefore, don’t expect to see the wagon stateside. Pricing details will be released closer to its on-sale release date. The price will increase but not so significantly since Ford must keep its prices competitive.
The 2019 Ford Focus Wagon competes with the Opel Astra Sports Tourer, Hyundai i30 Touring and Volkswagen Golf AllTrack.