Agree. i just am blind to what is special about a wagon that is NOT the five door?I really don't see the point of the wagon in the United States. No one will buy them except for a small sub-set of enthusiasts. And they can get by with the hatchback.
The rear of the wagon is without a doubt longer. This adds what I'm sure is quite a few sq. ft. of cargo space. Needless to say it's not much and won't be a big enough selling point to make it a big seller here in the US.Agree. i just am blind to what is special about a wagon that is NOT the five door?
They are like the exact same idea with a very slight difference in rear body structure.. (not even enough to note really except from a style standpoint. From a functional point of view my five door hatch IS a station wagon IMO)
Is it just the wagon is a little more conservative styling?
Well, station wagons got a bad image after every single suburban American family had one back in the day.I like the look of the hatch better - and both US models seem to be selling well. I think the wagon market is a small niche that is under-appreciated in the US.
My best friend owns a Ford Dealership. When the previous Ford Focus Wagon was available in Canada, it accounted for 40% of his total sales, for the year...the Wagon version Focus may not have been a big seller in the states, but it sold like hot cakes in Canada. In the past, Canada pretty much had to settle for what "sold" in the U.S. and that dictated what we would be able to buy. That is not the case anymore, car companies are building product for specific markets, including some "only in Canada" models. If Ford really is leaning towards a true "global car" strategy, then it would make sense to bring the wagon to North America and most certainly Canada. Not everyone wants to drive a minivan or SUV/CROSSOVER but, they may need more cargo space than a sedan or hatchback offer, voila....a wagon version may just fit the bill.No, 99.9% of the people saying yes have never worked for Ford and tried to sell them new off of the lot.