CC Driveway Outtake: Ford Focus Wagon Lovers Live Here

Ford Focus wagon duo - 1

This duo of compact Family Trucksters has a neat private parking space in the outer corner of the family’s premises, directly adjacent to the street. On the right, a 2003 Ford Focus with a 1.4 Zetec-S engine. A first generation Focus, introduced in 1998. Back then, the 1.4 liter gasoline engine was the smallest power unit available.

On the left, a 2014 third gen Ford Focus 1.6 DuraTorq TDCi. That’s a turbodiesel with a maximum power output of 115 DIN-hp; exactly 40 hp more than its older family member, but note that senior is 191 kg (421 lbs) lighter.

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The family car vs the family’s grocery getter, both with an “obligatory” trailer hitch. The towing capacity for turbodiesel-junior is 1,200 kg (2,646 lbs) and 940 kg (2,072 lbs) for gasoline-senior. Both numbers apply to a braked trailer.

Generation-wise, Mads Jensen’s (former) COAL-wagon falls exactly between these two. There seems to be enough space left to fit in.