Ford is preparing an estate version of the crossover-inspired Focus Active. It’ll be officially revealed in January 2019, and go on sale shortly after. Rugged styling is the order of the day, providing off-road looks without the heaviness of an SUV.
The Focus Active estate offers 30mm extra ground clearance over the standard estate, so you can go slightly off the beaten track. It features black body cladding, plastic scuff plates and redesigned bumpers – plus Active-specific alloy wheels – for a chunkier appearance.
Inside, you’ll enjoy a special interior that’s only available on Active models. Supportive seats feature bespoke striping, and you’ll spot the Active kick plates when you get in and out. The estate model may also feature a ski hatch, which is currently available on Vignale specifications. That said, as the Active estate will offer the same huge dimensions as the normal estate, you may not need it! The boot offers a whopping 608 litres of space to fill, and much more with the seats folded.
Not every single engine choice will be available in the Focus Active estate, although all of the most popular choices will be. A duo of three-cylinder petrol engines (a 1.0-litre and a 1.5-litre) will produce between 100hp and 150hp, while you’ll be filling up at the black pump if you go for one of the 1.5-litre or 2.0-litre diesel engines with similar power outputs. It’s reported that the increased ground clearance won’t affect the Focus’ amazing handling.
We haven’t got the full specification and price list yet, but Active models will cost slightly more than a standard estate. The Focus is already available on 0% APR finance deals, so it’s likely that the Active estate will be available from your local Hartwell dealership with a similar offer.
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