The first generation of the Ford Focus RS arrived in 2002. Back then, this model was very similar to the WRC model, but it was FWD and it was a bit more powerful than the aforementioned model. The next generation of the RS boasted more rally-look and it was more powerful, offering 305 hp of output. It seems everything will be different once the third generation of the Ford Focus RS hits the market. The new model will be offered with AWD system, more powerful engine options, and most importantly, it will be sold worldwide. Let’s check what has been changed for the 2016 Ford Focus RS in detail.
2016 Ford Focus RS Exterior
Thanks to a new body kit, the 2016 Ford Focus RS looks as if it is ready to be flicked across a super-special rally stage as soon as it leaves showrooms. The front fascia of the car is completely redesigned. The vehicle now sports a sizeable trapezoidal grille along with front splitter extending far down and ensuring a rather nice view for the intercooler. You will also see vertically mounted fog lights which are very similar to the design of Kia Pro’Ceed’s fog lamps.
The side profile of the vehicle will still boast recognizable RS style, sporting widened wheel arches for enough room for a choice of 19” light-alloy wheels. The light-alloy wheels are by the way exclusive to the Focus RS model. The rear end of the car has also been significantly improved.
It is dominated by a large aerodynamic diffuser that ensures better downforce and reduces drag. The diffuser sports twin exhaust openings on each side. The rear end also has a distinctive wing which somehow reminds us of the Escort RS Cosworth. The company now offers additional exterior body color, Liquid Blue Paint.
Ford Focus RS 2016 Interior
When it comes to the interior design of the newbie, most of you expected that the cabin will be stuffed with a great number of racing-like features, and that’s exactly what happened. The most noticeable change arrives in the form of new Recaro sports seats. There is also a flat-bottomed steering wheel.
Additionally, Asian and European customers will be offered a pair of unique RS Recaro shell seats wrapped in unique motorsport microfiber fabric panels. As for the infotainment, the vehicle will be equipped with the latest version of the popular SYNC connectivity system. Some of the features you will find inside of the cabin include an 8-inch touchscreen, voice commands, navigation system, climate control system, audio system, etc.
Ford Focus RS Engine
The 2016 Ford Focus Rs will be powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder power unit. The engine has the capacity to deliver 345 ponies and 324 pound-feet of torque.
The top speed of the vehicle is 266 km/h or 165 mph. It is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.7 seconds.
2016 Ford Focus RS Pricing
Some trusted sites reported that the estimated price for the upcoming 2016 Ford Focus RS will be around $35.700. Better-equipped trim levels will cost a bit more.