Ford just unveiled the second generation of the Focus ST Wagon, and unless you live outside the confines of the United States, you can’t have it. To make matters worse, you can’t even console yourself with the regular Focus ST hatch, because the Blue Oval cut U.S. availability of all sedans and hatches last year.
Just to make it sting a little sharper, the new ST Wagon looks fun—damn fun. Power comes from your choice of a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-banger with 276 horsepower and a whopping 310 lb-ft of torque or a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 187 horses. If you spec it incorrectly and outfit it with the diesel, a six-speed manual transmission is the sole gearbox, but the 2.3-liter comes with either a six-speed manual or a slick seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Just like the Focus ST hatch we took for granted, the wagon comes outfitted with go-fast goodies, including an active electronically controlled differential, rev-matching, active dampers, and multiple drive modes.
This is a bitter pill to take, and it got us all riled up on wagons. To rub salt into the wound, here’s a quick rundown of other neat five-door wagons we want but can’t have in the States. You’re not welcome.
We’re starting with the coolest forbidden-fruit wagon of them all. Sure, we’re thankful we get the E 63 S wagon, but we’d also very much like to charge around in the smaller and more agile C 63 five-door. If you’re familiar with the C 63 S sedan, figuring out the wagon is simple—same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8, same 503 horses and 516 lb-ft of torque.