Tuesday, November 10, 2020

2021 Ford Focus Active: changes to the Chinese market version...

 





The orange car is the new, revised model. While the white one is the current version sold in Europe.

A few years ago, when Ford decided to stop selling cars in the US (leaving only trucks, SUVs, and the Mustang) they had announced we would still be getting the Active version of the "then" all-new Ford Focus wagon.

That model was going to be imported from China, not Europe. When the US decided to add stupid tariffs to Chinese built cars, Ford decided against importing the Focus Active wagon over here...

Now we are seeing an updated version of what we could have had.
And it looks even more 'outdoorsy' and better than before. With a redesigned front end and rear bumpers.

I think the Focus Active could have been a great substitute for the "discontinued in the US" VW Golf Wagen.
And looking even better. Also a nice alternative to the Subaru Crosstrek or Outback. Sized right in between both.

This is sreally too bad...



9 comments:

Bruce Sanders said...

100% agree with you. I would have loved one of these with a manual transmission!

Dave in Canada said...

Another inch of ground clearance and it would sell well in the US.

Doug said...

We weren't even going to get this wagon. We were only getting the Active version of the regular hatchback.

Education Project said...

Don't worry Vince, Ford is getting us basically the same thing in a Mondeo sized wagon.

Patrick said...

Education Project - there's no confirmation this Mondeo replacement is coming to North America.

Anonymous said...

Too bad. I’m sure they could have sold dozens of these.

Unknown said...

I want the new Ford Focus wagon and the hatchback here

Education Project said...

Patrick, google the Ford Fusion Active Wagon, it's being developed here in the US, for the US market. It will most likely debut late next year as a 2022 model year car.

Unknown said...

I would love to see and test drive the Ford Focus Station wagon