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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Ford Focus Estate model history

  • January 2011 – Estate version of the third-generation Focus on sale with first deliveries expected in May. Petrol engines consist of the 1.6-litre Ti-VCT in 85hp and 125hp, with a turbocharged 1.6-litre EcoBoost producing 150hp. Four diesels are expected to be more popular: 1.6-litre TDCi with 95hp and 115hp, and the 2.0-litre TDCi in 140hp and 163hp forms. Trim hierarchy mirrors the hatchback’s Edge, Zetec, Titanium and Titanium X structure.
  • February 2012 – Turbocharged, three-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost engines introduced in 100hp and 125hp guises, available across the trim level hierarchy except on entry-level Studio models. Sporty Zetec S trim introduced with the estate body following the hatchback’s arrival late in 2011.
  • June 2012 – Performance-oriented ST-1, ST-2, ST-3 models available to order for September delivery, all powered by a 2.0-litre 250hp EcoBoost engine.
  • July 2013 – Power for petrol-engined ST models increased to 275hp thanks to an aftermarket Mountune kit.
  • August 2013 – Revised range structure with new models fitted with sat-nav: Zetec Navigator sells alongside the regular Zetec, while the former Titanium and Titanium X trims are replaced by Navigator versions.
  • September 2014 – Facelifted range available to order with deliveries from November. Tweaked engine range – joined by a 182hp 1.5-litre petrol – is more efficient than before, with a mix of petrols and diesels paired with Style, Zetec, Zetec S, Titanium and Titanium X specifications. Estates feature the hatchback’s new interior and nose design, but changes to the rear are much more modest.
  • October 2014 – Sportier ST-1, ST-2 and ST-3 models reintroduced with a more aggressive look based upon the facelifted range, with deliveries from February 2015. Two 2.0-litre powerplants are available: a 250hp petrol and a 185hp diesel.
  • October 2015 – Aftermarket Mountune performance upgrade available for the petrol-engined ST models, now producing 275hp.
  • November 2015 – PowerShift twin-clutch automatic gearbox is available to order in conjunction with diesel-engined ST derivatives.
  • June 2016 – Previous Zetec S trim level replaced by equally sporty looking ST-Line specification.
  • February 2017 – Zetec Edition replaces previous Zetec grade, while ST-1 trim is dropped. Multimedia package upgraded to Sync3.

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