2013 Ford Focus ST: Better Cargo Cover Attachment Points
September 11, 2013
During my recent toilet hauling trip in our long-term 2013 Ford Focus ST, I had to remove the cargo cover from the hatch area.
During reinstallation of the cover, I noticed that the cover's attachment points are especially well designed.
I don't know how much you remember of about our long-term 2010 Volkswagen GTI, but in the VW, there were little pegs mounted on the hatch itself and the strings on the cargo cover hung on those strings. During our year with the car, we found this design less than desirable, as one of the pegs broke off and necessitated a parts order at our local dealership.
In the Ford Focus ST, said pegs are attached directly to the cargo cover's strings. Then, you just slide them into a recessed slot on either side of the hatch. As in the GTI, it's a simple design, but it provides better day-to-day protection for the plastic bits, so they should last quite a bit longer.
Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 18,257 miles