New 2019 Ford Focus Wagon is designed for families and people who need extra luggage space completes a gamma of vehicles in Ford’s C-segment on the world market. Ford offers the Focus in sedan, hatchback and wagon body styles; however, while the sedan and hatchbacks are offered in the U.S., the wagon is not but Ford may probably surprise us all by adding a wagon Focus in the U.S. market for the 2019 model year. As they say…never say never! I would love to see the wagon offered here to see how it stacks up against the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.
New 2019 Ford Focus Wagon Exterior and Interior
According to the photos in our possession, the wagon looks longer and seems to have a longer wheelbase than the current model which hints to a more spacious cabin, particularly at the rear where the current model is very tight. Although we are yet to get photos that cover the complete body, from what we have, the 2019 model looks different from the current Focus Wagon. For example, the rear-door aperture is larger as it engulfs the larger part of the rear quarter window which is integrated into the C-Pillar. The design gives the quarter window a rounded appearance rather than the current model’s sharp design. The headlights are held in a single housing that features double tiers. The two tiers are separated by turn signals. At the rear, the taillights stretch more horizontally than the units on the current model. Ford has also equipped the wagon with new corner intakes on the model’s lower fascia which make it look sportier; in fact it looks too classic for a wagon.
The new 2019 Ford Focus Wagon rides on 20-inch black wheels like the ones we had earlier captured on the model’s test mule. The wagon also comes with huge duo exhaust tips which give it an aggressive rear look.
The extended length and wheelbase translate into extra cargo space in addition to better legroom. The wagon also features a large infotainment display mounted on the upper dash atop the center stack.
As is the current trend, the 2019 Ford Focus Wagon features modern technologies and driver assist systems including ABS, Blind Spot Monitoring, Evasive Steering Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Headlights, Traffic Sign Recognition and Active Park Assist.
Engine and performance
As the twin exhaust tips at the rear indicate, the 2019 Ford Focus Wagon is motivated by a turbocharged 2.0 L, 4-cylinder diesel mill. The automaker is yet to release any details about the engine specs but it is rumored that the mill is capable of producing 190 horsepower. In some markets, Ford may also offer the smaller, turbocharged 1.5 L, diesel mill that powers the current Fiesta ST.
Price and release date
We still have quite some time to go before Ford releases the 2019 Ford Focus Wagon. Prices of the model will thus be announced during or close to the Wagon’s debut. Production will begin later this year but Ford will first release sedans and hatchbacks first; Wagons will follow at a later date.
In addition to the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, the new 2019 Ford Focus Wagon competes with the Opel Astra Sports Tourer, and Hyundai i30 Touring.