Ford has revealed the next installment in its promised lineup of 12 new performance cars by 2020, the third-generation Ford Focus RS. This high-performance hatchback will be coming to the United States for the first time.
Powering the Focus RS will be a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that will deliver more than 315 horsepower. This will be combined with the first-ever application Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive and Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control to give the Focus RS performance like no other.
“The all-new Focus RS is a serious machine with high-performance technology and innovative engineering that sets a new benchmark for driving exhilaration on the road and track,” said Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company, in a statement. “The RS line has a proud history of technical breakthroughs that have migrated to mainstream Ford vehicles to benefit all of our customers, and the new Focus RS is no exception. It’s a great example of our passion for innovation through performance, and creating vehicles that make people’s hearts pound.”
In addition to a new engine, the Focus RS features dramatic new styling that give it enhanced aerodynamics. You’ll also find updated technology, including the Ford SYNC connectivity system.
The Focus RS will be built for worldwide markets in Saarlouis, Germany starting late this year and will go on sale sometime in 2016. When it arrives in America, you’ll be able to find it right here at Brown Motors.