This Is The Ford Focus Active Wagon We Won’t Be Getting In The US

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.

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Photo credits: CarPix for CarScoops

  • Mr. EP9

    Does anyone really care? I’m more upset we won’t be getting the ST and RS.

  • Maykel

    just like we would never get the new Kia Proceed.

  • charlotteharry57

    The wagon was NEVER coming to the US. The hatch was.

  • Nihar

    Enough of this bullshit Ford! These products will sell simply because they are newer technology than what you’re giving The US now. Bodystyle doesn’t matter so much anymore. All consumers want are the latest technology and a pleasant driving experience. Too many crossovers/SUVs will get really old really fast. How about working on consistent quality and reliability for once. It’s not like you can’t, it’s just all over the place.

  • PhilMcGraw

    I don’t remember the wagon ever being promised as coming to the U.S. The Active hatchback was promised.

    But even that I feel wouldn’t have held a candle to something like the Crosstrek which I’m guessing it’s trying to be like.

  • WalthamDan

    No loss. Keep it in China

  • Fakir Smith

    Ford blame the trade war all you want. You also build it in Germany and if you can sell them in Germany and make money you could sell them here. This has nothing to do with a trade war. You’ve exported 25% of your car capacity to Mexico anyway.

    Ford what are you doing? Only SUVs and trucks? When some liberal environazi makes it back in you’ll complain about the tough new EPA standards and will be “forced” to import cars from China. Effectively killing not only the union, but the American automobile industry once and for all. Ford is thinking long term. Don’t be fooled.

    Oh and this wouldn’t have sold anyway. Subaru has that niche sewn up. Without AWD it was doomed.


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