Ford has released its answer to the question: “what if I want to track my big-booted daily?”
The Focus ST Wagon has just been revealed in Ford’s first official pictures. The sleek estate carries extra length at the back and accentuates its sleek roof line with a fairly large tailgate top spoiler. It looks pretty sweet, if you ask us.
Like the hatchback it’s available with two engines, starting with the one you really want; a 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol with 276bhp, optional rev-matching and an electronic limited-slip diff.
There’s also an EcoBlue diesel with 187bhp and 295lb ft, but you don’t get the e-diff and it won’t do 0-62mph in less than six seconds. You’ll also get pretty bored of the four-pot derve moo if you do want to track it.
Both engines mate with six-speed manual gearboxes as standard but the petrol engine can also link to a seven-speed automatic.
Prices for the Focus ST Wagon start at £30,595 for the diesel and £33,095 for the petrol. Track fiends will want to add the Performance Pack to both, though. On the petrol car it covers a Track chassis mode, while as long as your gears are manual it also includes a shift indicator, launch control, rev-matching and – gasp – a multi-colour ambient light.
On the diesel the Performance pack spans the active dampers fitted as standard to the petrol, plus the track mode, shift indicator and ambient light.
An opening panoramic roof is optional on both, along with a wireless smartphone charging pad and, on the wagon, a powered tailgate.