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Spied: Ford testing next-gen Focus Wagon mule in the snow

Spied: Ford testing next-gen Focus Wagon mule in the snow image

Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | January 12, 2017 11:57

Next-generation Ford Focus Wagon may become longer, wider

The Blue Oval brand appears to be busy testing the all-new Focus which is slated to arrive soon in global markets. Like previous generations, the Focus will be available in a variety of body styles. These include a 5-door and 3-door hatchback, 4-door sedan, as well as a wagon.

Spied: Ford testing next-gen Focus Wagon mule in the snow

Our spies were able to chance upon what appears to be a test mule for the next-generation Focus Wagon. Based on the images, it looks like Ford used a current-gen Focus and extended the body by a few millimeters.

The design is still in its prototype stage as the rear section appears “melted”, particularly the roofline and third-row window. It also has a long rear overhang which may not be its final design.

Side profile of the 2018 Ford Focus Wagon test mule

Nicknamed 'Elvis' (as seen on the tailgate badge), this particular mule could be Ford's way of testing the new running gear, as well as see how big the next-gen Focus Wagon will be. Apart from the heavily modified rear, the front fascia also appears to get subtle tweaks like the seam running down the middle of the hood and cleaner-looking bumper.

The rear quarter of the 2018 Ford Focus Wagon test mule

All in all, the upcoming Ford Focus Wagon may become longer and wider than its predecessor.