For the time being, the new generation of the Focus Station Wagon is European-only matter as there are no current plans to offer the vehicle in North America.
However, Ford Europe CEO John Fleming noted that the company may sell the Estate model in other markets around the world, “provided the business case and customer demand exist.”
Ford considers the Station Wagon a very crucial model for the European market, as around one third of all Focus customers choose this body-style. In some markets, such as Italy and Germany, the wagon derivative is said to represent more than half of all Ford Focus cars sold.The European powertrain line-up for the 2011 Focus models will include a new range of naturally-aspirated and turbocharged petrol as well as diesel engines.
The petrol offerings include a 1.6-liter unit with 105HP or 125HP, and the all-new 1.6-liter EcoBoost turbo with direct-injection with 150HP or 180HP.The diesel range includes a 1.6-liter engine producing 95HP or 115HP and a 2.0-liter variant delivering 115HP (some markets), 140HP and 163HP.
No specific details were released about the Focus Station Wagon model but Ford confirmed that the Focus’ new global C-segment platform will underpin at least ten vehicles around the world.
Aside from the five bodystyles already introduced, the Focus family will also include a three-door hatchback, a convertible with a retractable hardtop, a replacement for the current Kuga SUV, while there’s also talk about a sporty two-door coupe model.
The Focus Station Wagon will make its world debut alongside the five-door Focus hatchback that will be appearing in Europe for the first time at this week’s Geneva Motor Show.
European and North American production of the new Focus starts simultaneously in late 2010 with sales to follow from early 2011. Asia, Africa and South America production will follow later in 2011.