We have managed to catch a prototype of the new generation Ford Focus Wagon. More precisely, we spied a testing mule that uses a reworked body of the current hatchback. Still, the carmaker had no trouble to make the ugly rear hatch, which reveals us some pretty interesting details.
The 2018 Ford Focus Wagon will grow in all directions without any doubt. The mule is significantly longer and wider that the current model, which will be the case with the production car as well. The testing version maybe hides its future exterior design, but we are absolutely sure that everything except the rear end will be exactly identical to the new generation hatchback. This means that the front end gets more aggressive lines and plenty of details borrowed from the 2017 Fusion. Yes, the 2018 Focus Wagon will borrow grille, headlights and even shoulders from the mid-size sedan. There is not plenty of information about the interior, yet our insiders indicate that the car is actually getting a much cleaner design. This includes better ergonomics and better entertainment features. Of course, the manufacturer won’t skip the chance to add the latest SYNC3 and more advanced safety. The stretched wheelbase will have a big influence on the interior space. However, the driver won’t get anything from that. Instead, they will enable more legroom for the rear passengers, as perhaps some extra cargo space.
There is little known about the engines of the future wagon, yet we think it will keep some of the existing units. They might add a more powerful 1.0-liter EcoBoost, as well as a new EcoBlue turbo-diesel that was introduced with the Transit van. Rumors also suggest that the 2018 Ford Focus Wagon could easily get an ST version, but this won’t come right away. On the other hand, the carmaker might add some kind of a plug-in hybrid or even an electric model sometime later.
This testing mule suggests that the production-ready model won’t come soon, but we think it will make the official debut either late this year or in early 2018.