The Ford Focus ST wagon looks fun, but it's also practical

The new sports wagon is as family-friendly as it is quick
by Greg Potts | May 18, 2019
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So, you love hot hatches, but you also love dogs and want to take them with you wherever you go. Well, we’ve got good news for youyou’ll fit right in with the rest of the TG team, welcome aboard.

There’s more good news for you, too, because Ford has finally released images of the new Focus ST wagon. Looks good, doesn’t it? The Focus is now a more grownup car, but there’s enough swollen arch and alloy wheel in the ST wagon to show everyone that you’re not the boring so-and-so-sitting-in-the-corner type.

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And just look at that lovely big trunk. Oooft. 1,653 liters of bootylicious to fill with whatever the hell you like—dogs, logs, or a bazillion Pogs.

Elsewhere, the wagon is pretty much identical to the hatch. When it goes on sale, you’ll be able to get any Focus ST with a 187hp diesel engine, but of course, you’ll want the gasoline-powered 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbo that puts out 276hp and 420Nm of torque. Your dogs will thank you, trust us.

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Whatever body style you go for, you’ll also get Ford’s new electronic limited-slip diff, selectable drive modes, lowered suspension, and an optional ‘Performance Pack.’

The extra space of the wagon does come at a premium, though. Prices for the gasoline version will start at £33,095 (around P2.2 million)£1,100 (P67,250) more than the hatchback.

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Is the extra space and functionality worth that much to you? Let us know in the comments.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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