Ford Europe released photos of the stretched ST this morning, confirming that it’ll build a Skoda Octavia RS-hunting chariot beside the hatch version.
Take a good look at our photo gallery above and let us know what you think.
It’ll start construction this European summer, which is our winter, but without specifications, performance figures or measurements it’s hard to compare its performance to the hatch.
Luckily, though, we know it will drive pretty well. After all, the wagon shell’s multi-link rear suspension is rumoured to feature in the ST hatch, so you can bet it’ll deliver similar handling.
Ford’s also confirmed it’ll score the same turbo 2.3-litre inline four cylinder, rated at 206kW, mated to a six-speed manual and seven-speed ‘automatic’.
In other news: 2020 Focus ST confirmed for Australia
Along with that it’ll use an electronically controlled front differential, rev-matching and selectable drive modes. And there’ll be a 140kW turbo 2.0-litre diesel version if you’re lugging more than a couple kids.
The first Ford Focus ST wagon missed Australia, sadly, and we’re awaiting an answer from Ford on whether that’s the case again when the hatch version arrives early next year.
In the meantime, here’s an ST wagon gallery for you to flick through. Enjoy.