2019 Focus ST Wagon Revealed As The Family Man’s Fast Ford

Ford has released the first images of the all-new Focus ST wagon, the second body style available for the sporty compact car following the five-door hatchback.

As previously announced, the more practical Focus ST model offers the same engine choices as the hatch: a 280 PS (276 hp) 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged gasoline unit and a 190 PS (187 hp) 2.0-liter EcoBlue turbo diesel.

Both four-cylinder engines are hooked as standard to six-speed manual transmissions but the EcoBoost also comes with an available seven-speed automatic transmission.

Also read: New Vs. Old: 2019 Ford Focus ST Raises Its Game Leaving Predecessor In The Dust

The wagon benefits from all the performance tech fitted to the Focus ST hatch, including the electronic limited-slip differential, rev-matching for the manual transmission, and selectable Drive Modes. We expect the unique suspension setup and uprated brakes to carry over as well.

Ford hasn’t released any performance specs yet but we imagine the wagon will be a tad slower from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) than its shorter, lighter hatchback sibling. By the way, the Focus ST hatch covers the benchmark sprint in under 6 seconds when fitted with the gasoline engine.

Styling-wise, the 2019 Focus ST Wagon doesn’t look that much sportier than the regular Focus Wagon in ST-Line trim. Still, it does get unique features such as the honeycomb grilles, black mirror caps, dedicated alloys, and round exhaust pipes mounted on each side of the rear bumper.

The interior photos released by Ford focus on the big cargo space, especially when the rear seats are folded down. The front part of the cabin should remain unchanged and include Recaro front seats, a sports steering wheel, aluminum trim, and ST badging.

In the UK, the Ford Focus ST Wagon starts from £30,595 (about $39,300) for the 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel variant, and from £33,095 ($42,500) for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost petrol. That makes the wagon £1,100 more expensive than the hatchback. As with the hatch, the Focus ST Wagon won’t be available in the United States.

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  • Zandit75

    Rear & Rear 3/4 look fine, but Ford dropped the ball with the front end. Those headlight look out of proportion with the rest of the front.

    • Alpina

      I have just commented the same thing on other forum. The headlights are way too big. Previous version had much nicer headlights, but the rear was terrible. The headlights put the whole car out of proportions. Like it is trying too hard to be like McLaren 720S 🙂

    • charlotteharry57

      I think the headlights on the vehicle shown are not LEDs but regular halogens. I’d bet with LEDs, they’d be smaller. I agree about the proportions of the ones shown.

  • helodriver

    Had one of these as a rental in Germany for a month back in 2017. Great driver and wagon back end makes more useful than hatch. My two American travel partners, probably like most non-car people, didn’t recognize it as anything different from the Focus ST hatch available in the U.S. at that time.

  • Alpina

    I know its funny, and they look nothing alike but it reminded me of DS or the “frog” 🙂

    • Craig

      There is a little ‘Kermit’ blood in both of them!

  • Rocket

    The cool factor on this one is a solid 9.0. Very nice!

  • Liam Paul
  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    I wish they sold this in the US, but let’s be real, they’d sell about 100 over the entire production run.

    Americans don’t like wagons, and hardly like hatchbacks.

    • charlotteharry57

      Apparently, Gen y (sub-millennials) LOVE wagons, so this theory that you have is really untested.

  • Bobby Lee

    Sales say otherwise.

    • charlotteharry57

      See my reply to another post above. Bottom line is we don’t know because there are few affordable wagons in the US, if any. MY post above should have indicated non-ST trims…

    • Paul

      Sales my hind end, they haven’t got the brass tacks to even try it so how would one know.

  • Enoch Gabriel Gonzales

    is there a 7-seater wagon with proportions like this? not like the mitsubishi grandis and the JDM honda odyssey in the past? that would be cool and practical at the same time

    • Benjamin B.

      You’ll need to go up to the D segment and check out the Mondeo estate, S-Max and Galaxie. The latter two will be replaced soon as Ford now offers the more profitable and more expensive Edge and Explorer in Europe, which are made in the USA. I believe the Mondeo will stick around for another generation, but the sedan variant may go. Right now Europe has sedan, hatchback and estate versions of the Mondeo/Fusion. Sedan is only available as a hybrid or plugin hybrid. The Euro market, US-built Edge comes with Ford’s 2L EcoBlue diesel in several different tunes. Europe doesn’t get the Edge ST, but the Explorer will be imported exclusively with the Lincoln Aviator’s 3L twin turbo plugin hybrid drivetrain in a Vignale trim, which is similar to Lincoln trim levels. Anyhow Ford is trying to scale its vehicles down and the Galaxie and S-Max lose a lot of money. Ford would rather offer a third row in the new Kuga/Escape or Edge, which is rumored for the European models. Mondeo will stick around and it may even become rear wheel drive. Then it’ll compete more with the BMW 3- and 5-Series in Europe. The C-Max and B-Max are already being discontinued, while a new crossover will replace both the B-Max and EcoSport, which wasn’t designed for the western markets. The new Escape/Kuga is a much softer crossover 4×4, so C-Max buyers won’t notice a difference.

  • Six Thousand Times

    I would if I could.

  • Paul

    This would be nice to see in the US but the big wigs can’t seem to figure out how to offer them with the features the younguns would want.

    • Benjamin B.

      Young people aren’t buying the vehicles we want. We are having to buy pre owned vehicles that we can afford and need right now. That’s the late 20s through 30s demographic. Blame baby boomers for buying B segment crossovers/raised small hatchbacks like the Kia Soul and Buick Encore. Gen Z is driving used Chrysler PT Cruisers or whatever vehicle wasn’t traded in for the Cash for Clunkers program.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Yeah, I’m well aware and saddened about their decision.

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