New Ford Focus ST Wagon is a tasty piece of forbidden fruit

Ford not sells the Focus in america however a good-looking redesign was launched in different markets earlier this 12 months, and it included a sporty ST mannequin with 276 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque on faucet.

On Thursday, Ford rubbed a bit of extra salt within the wound by unveiling the extra sensible wagon model of the most recent Focus ST. The automotive is just about similar to the new hatch however its stretched proportions means a helpful 58 cubic toes of storage is on the market when the rear seats are folded flat, up from the 44.eight cu ft of the hatch.

2019 Ford Focus ST Wagon

The most recent Focus ST vary is obtainable with gasoline and diesel choices. The gasoline engine is the one rated at 276 hp. It is Ford’s acquainted 2.Three-liter turbocharged inline-Four that is shared with the Mustang EcoBoost, albeit with the next state of tune. In the meantime, the diesel provided within the Focus ST is a 2.Zero-liter turbocharged inline-Four rated at 187 hp and 295 lb-ft.

The gasoline engine is the faster possibility right here, with Ford estimating it is going to speed up the Focus ST Wagon to 60 mph in about 6.Zero seconds. Presumably, that is with the automotive’s launch management system in use.

2019 Ford Focus ST Wagon

2019 Ford Focus ST Wagon

Past the powertrain choices, the most recent Focus ST could be ordered with both a 7-speed computerized transmission with paddle shifters or a 6-speed handbook. The latter could be enhanced with a rev-matching function by way of an obtainable Efficiency Pack. Different efficiency goodies, both customary or obtainable, embody an digital limited-slip differential on the entrance axle (the Focus ST is a front-wheel-drive automotive), adjustable dampers, 18-inch wheels (19-inch obtainable) with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, and a driving modes selector with a Monitor setting.

The brand new Focus ST Wagon begins gross sales in Europe in the summertime. Whereas no variations of the most recent Focus will make it to the U.S., there’s the potential for sporty ST variations of the Escape and child Bronco within the compact class.

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