Volkswagen Seemingly Begging Ford to Sell Focus Wagon in U.S.
Volkswagen sells the Golf in the United States, and has seemingly dozens of variations of it. If you want a high-powered, family hatchback, get the Golf R. If you want a fuel-efficient hauler, get the Golf TDI. Heck, if you want to drive on electricity, the e-Golf is actually quite good. Now, Volkswagen is bringing the Golf wagon here, disguised as the VW SportWagen Alltrack.
Ford, we’d like a Focus wagon please!
The SportWagen is a bit different than a regular Golf wagon available in Europe. It’s raised 20 mm (0.79 inches) and is paired to VW’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system. Currently, the Focus is only available in front-wheel drive.
However, if Ford wanted to enter in direct competition with Volkswagen, they could offer the Focus with all-wheel drive, since the Focus RS will have a performance variation of that system. Ford has even said they plan on incorporating a variation of that system on other Ford products.
Does Ford actually need a vehicle like the Volkswagen SportWagen Alltrack in the United States? Probably not, since they have the utility segment pretty much covered with the Escape, new Edge, and Explorer.
But, this market was once just dominated by Subaru, and VW has decided to get in on the fun. Maybe Ford should be next?
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