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2020 Ford Focus ST Wagon revealed

The 2020 Ford Focus ST Wagon has been revealed ahead of going on-sale in Europe later this year, but will it make it to Australia?

The Ford Focus ST hatchback will arrive here early in 2020 but there’s no word yet on whether the Wagon variant will join it Down Under. If it does it’ll go head-to-head with the Skoda Octavia RS.

In Europe, it’s being priced at a premium over the hatchback (because it’s bigger) and will be available with a choice of two engines, a petrol and turbo-diesel engine, this is the same as the hatchback and in that form the diesel engine hasn’t yet been confirmed for Australia.

If the Focus ST Wagon does come here, the engine we’re most likely to get is the 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol making around 205kW at 5500rpm and 420Nm of torque from 3000-4000rpm. It’s expected the Focus ST will hit 100km/h in less than six seconds. The engine will be offered with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission. The manual (petrol variant only) will be offered with rev-matching like the Mustang EcoBoost as part of a cost-optional Performance Pack.

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2020 Ford Focus ST Wagon

Like the hatchback, we can assume the Wagon will get a multi-link rear end with the same spring rates as the regular Focus Wagon although damping is likely to be increased and ride height lower. The hatchback Focus ST will be available with adaptive dampers (cost optional) and an electronic locking differential (petrol models only) and we see no reason why the Wagon won’t either.

In terms of the looks, the Focus ST gets a new, more aggressive look and, on the inside, gets a sports steering wheel and Recaro seats. Then there’s the usual contrast stitching and unique badging around the cabin.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.