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.
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.