Let’s All Be Sad About the Sexy New Ford Focus ST Wagon
You know that meme that’s two images of Wolverine from the 1990s X-Men cartoon? In the first panel, he’s lying on a bed looking at a picture in a frame. In the second, you see Wolverine’s blue-gloved hands caressing the photo, which is originally of fellow X-people Cyclops and Jean Grey but has been changed for humorous effect? So, think of that, but in the second panel, Wolverine is longingly stroking one of the new pictures of the new Ford Focus ST Wagon.
(Yes, we know that Wolverine is Canadian, but since Ford isn’t bringing the new Focus ST to Canada, either, it works.)
Ford originally revealed the Focus ST hatchback earlier this year, and it’s rubbing even more salt in the wound with a new set of photos depicting the sexy wagon body variant in delicious red. Performance-wise, it’s the same beast as the Focus ST hatch, but with its delectable wagon body it’s even easier to get bummed out that this thing won’t be making it to North America.
There’s always reason to hope that Ford will one day change its mind. American (and Canadian) performance hounds would surely love to hear that 276-horsepower EcoBoost engine revving and growling and feel the smoothness of Ford’s first-ever application of an electronic limited-slip differential in a front-wheel-drive car. Why must you torment us so with this delicious Ford Focus ST Wagon? Why?
“Intelligent technologies like eLSD and Continuously Controlled Damping make our all-new Focus ST the most ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ yet, able to switch from refined tourer to focused performance car at the push of a button,” said Leo Roeks, Ford Performance director, Europe. “We’ve incorporated learnings from programs including our Ford GT supercar and the acclaimed Focus RS to develop a midsize performance car with a degree of flexibility that’s unique in its segment.”
Ugh. We feel you, Wolvie.
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