Finally! The third-generation Ford Focus RS will be available in major markets around the world and for the first time in the United States; Focus RS follows the reveal last month ofthe new Ford GT supercar – a new era of Ford performance that will deliver 12 new vehicles by 2020.
Ford has previewed the all-new Ford Focus RS, a high-performance road car which debuts the innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive that is designed to deliver “class-leading cornering speed, thrilling performance and unbridled driving enjoyment,” say Ford.
The all-new Ford Focus RS will have Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control paired with a powerful 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine that should provide impressive performance numbers. The aggressive, functional design inside and out makes Focus RS the most powerful production Focus ever, with highly capable performance on both road and track. Professional rally driver and star of Gymkhana films Ken Block teamed with Ford as a consultant on development of Focus RS.
Developed by a small team of global Ford Performance engineers, the new Focus RS is the third generation in the line, following models launched in 2002 and 2009. It will be the 30th car to wear the legendary RS badge, following such technology trendsetters as the 1970 Escort RS1600 with 16 valves, 1985 Sierra RS Cosworth with turbocharging and radical aerodynamics and 1992 Escort RS Cosworth with four-wheel drive.
Sporting a dramatic exterior design that delivers enhanced aerodynamics and cooling, the new Focus RS offers technologies new to the RS line including Ford SYNC ® connectivity system.
The all-new Focus RS is the first-ever RS model that will be sold around the world, withJennings Motor Group being the first UK Ford dealer to be taking deposits. The United States will also get this mean machine, so look for it in dealer showrooms near you soon. The RS is produced for all markets at Ford’s Saarlouis, Germany, manufacturing plant beginning late this year.
If you reside in the UK and looking for a Ford Focus to fit your budget, approved used ford focus stock are also available from Jennings Ford Direct. Our US friends will have to seek out your local Ford dealerships. In addition to pleasing enthusiasts, these vehicles help deliver the company’s One Ford plan for profitable growth, product excellence and innovation in every part of its business.