Finally, new 2016 Ford Focus RS coming. Ford is well known car manufacturer, especially when it comes to sports cars. Mustang is a legend and no one can deny that.
Luckily, folks at Ford have decided to use their expertise and improve some of the cheaper cars from their line up. This is how the Ford Focus RS was born. When the car was first introduced, it had to face a very tough competition – Peugeot, Renault, Fiat and Honda had their own sports models among hatchbacks, which were very popular among customers, especially younger buyers.
Now, the situation is very different. The company has unveiled their next generation, the 2016 Ford Focus RS. The newest model of a very popular car, that fought a place among great hatchbacks, cars like Honda Civic Type R or Renault Megane Cup. However, this is not a completely new sport hatchback, instead, it is a improved version of the previous generation, which is very popular and still sold well, especially in Europe.
2016 Ford Focus RS Redesign
Most notable changes on the 2016 Ford Focus RS are on the outside. The front of the car will look a lot different than the current model, although it is basically the same car. Old wide and tall headlights have been replaced by even wider, but lot lower headlights, which now completely dominate the front of the car. The bumper now has larger openings for ventilation of the engine and hood has two scoops. On the side, the first thing that you notice is that the 2016 Ford Focus RS has four doors, which is probably the biggest change on the car.
Ford will offer new 18-inch alloy wheels with new performance tires (the manufacturer will offer 19-inch alloy wheels as an option) and new side skirts. The back has a new bumper that is Formula 1 inspired and that has two exhausts in it. New spoiler is a lot bigger than the one on the current model and it dominates on the back and it gives car a great presence.
The interior of the 2016 Ford Focus RS will be slightly changed and it will have more equipment and features, than the previous model had, even the base model. Leather upholstery will come as standard, the infotainment system will come with satellite navigation and integrated Bluetooth. Front seats, just like before, will be made by Recaro and they will be completely electric. The interior of the 2016 Ford Focus RS is designed to make the driver feel like this was a sports car, so the absence of some features that ordinary cars have is completely justified.
The Engine range and Specs
The 2016 Ford Focus RS will share the engine with its older and more powerful brother, the Ford Mustang. However, the company has decided to tweak the engine so it has better fuel economy. This engine should produce around 330 horsepower and should help 2016 Ford Focus RS accelerate from 0 to 60mph in less than five seconds.
But, one of the biggest innovations is new AWD system. This system delivers a lot of more power of torque to the rear – wheel drive. As you can to see, new Focus RS brings a many improvements, when it comes to the engine.
|Type||2.3-liter EcoBoost engine|
|0 to 60 mph||4.5 seconds (Est)|
|Horsepower @ RPM||315 hp|
|Max speed||Top Speed:155 mph (Est.)|
2016 Ford Focus RS Price
The price of the 2016 Ford Focus RS is not yet announced, but it is expected to be similar to the price of the current Focus RS. But, a two days ago, the first predictions have been presented. Price of this model should start at 37,000 dollars.
Latest reports suggest that the 2016 Ford Focus RS will be on sale in the summer of 2015. The main competitors are: Subaru WRX STI, Volkswagen Golf R and Honda Civiv Type R.