Anton Andres / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | August 09, 2017 11:47
Ford preps the fourth-generation Focus wagon
We've seen the next-generation Ford Focus hatch and sedan spy shots for a couple of months now. This time around, our spies have sent us a new batch of Ford Focus photos, and this time, it's the wagon body style. With the Focus being Ford's second best-selling car in Europe, the wagon version is one of the vital models of the range.
While there were photos of the fourth-generation Focus wagon earlier this year, that particular car was merely a test mule. Now, the test car sports its production body and there are several key design touches to be seen. For starters, an LED daytime running light strip can be seen at the front. There is also a peek of the front grill and this particular car gets slats instead of a honeycomb treatment. Also, the shape of the headlight outline is clearer than in past photos.
There is still heavy camouflage throughout the car but the side sees teardrop-shaped mirrors. A closer look however shows the rear doors being noticeably longer than those on the sedan and hatchback. Plus, the long rear glass also implies that there will be a long cargo area. Also, it appears that the car comes with a pair of integrated roof rails.
Not much details can be seen at the rear as it still sports false tail lights. It does come with a spoiler and a wide tailgate, perhaps to make loading easier. All in all, expect the Focus wagon, along with its sedan and hatchback counterparts, to feature design cues from the all-new Fiesta which was released late last year. It is also likely that the 2018 Focus range will get the expanded trim lines from the Fiesta. These variants include the standard model with no trim line, Titanium, Vignale, ST-Line and Active.
With Ford banking on EcoBoost, expect the all-new Focus to be powered by these engines. While the powertrain lineup has yet to be confirmed, it is likely that the range will start with three-cylinder, 1.0-liter turbo mill and might also have a tweaked version of the 1.5-liter turbo as seen in the current model. Diesels are more than likely to be part of the range while a plug-in hybrid might join the lineup a few years down the line.