New Ford Focus ST estate revealed

These are the first pictures of the new Ford Focus ST estate

These are the first pictures of the new Ford Focus ST estate

It sadly won't come to the USA, as Ford has dropped all variants of the Focus compact from its lineup here.

Even still, we can stare longingly at its practical and attractive bodystyle and pine for its 276-horsepower turbocharged engine.

So, you love hot hatches, but you also love dogs and want to take them with you wherever you go.

Ford has released the first images of the all-new Focus ST wagon, the second body style available for the sporty compact vehicle following the five-door hatchback. But unfortunately, enthusiasts in America won't have the privilege of plunking down their hard-earned cash on this enticing vehicle, as Ford has dropped the Focus from its USA lineup (along with the rest of its passenger-car nameplates save for the Mustang).

Ford no longer sells the Focus in the United States but a handsome redesign was introduced in other markets earlier this year, and it included a sporty ST model with 276 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque on tap.

Interestingly, Europe's Focus ST also offers a diesel engine, a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit rated for 187 hp and 295 lb-ft.

Aside from the additional cargo space brought about by the extended cabin, the ST wagon is identical to the hatchback in terms of specification. As for the gearbox options, the gasoline-powered ST is available with a seven-speed automatic, while the diesel is manual only.

As is the case with the hatch version, the ST-badged estate boasts items such as an electronic limited-slip differential, a rev-matching function and selectable drive modes. We would assume the wagon is a bit heavier than the hatch, but that doesn't temper our infatuation. While no numbers have been released for the wagon, Ford says the standard Focus ST hatchback gets to 62 miles per hour in under 6 seconds.