And now for some bittersweet news, here are the first spy shots of the upcoming Focus Active Wagon that Ford originally planned to bring to the United States.
As the company announced a few days ago, it won’t do that anymore because of the U.S.-China trade war. Ford originally planned to bring over the vehicle from the Asian country but canceled plans because of tariffs imposed on Chinese imports by the Trump administration.
While it won’t be coming to the U.S., the Focus Active Wagon will be sold in Europe and China alongside other Focus family members such as the regular five-door hatch, Active hatch, regular wagon, as well as upcoming ST and RS hot hatches.
The photos you see are the first that show the Focus Active Wagon with no camouflage, and we have to admit it doesn’t look half bad. Design highlights include the plastic cladding, silver skid plates, and 30-mm (1.18-in) higher ground clearance. Overall, it has a rugged look and harmonious proportions.
Although we don’t get to see the interior, it should be largely identical to the Focus Active hatch, meaning the cabin should feature materials that are more resistant to wear and tear.
The Focus Active Wagon is Ford’s answer to similar models such as the Skoda Octavia Scout, VW Golf Alltrack and the like. Ford says the model targets customers who want the best of both worlds: passenger car comfort and handling combined with the go-anywhere capabilities of SUVs.