One of Ford’s best sellers, Focus is finally getting its performance version back. 2016 Ford Focus RS will continue the legacy of its renowned predecessors, but don’t expect it to be just like the previous versions. Focus RS is now retired from World Rally Championship and won’t be as aggressive as before but more driver-friendly in order to enjoy its well-deserved retirement.
2016 Ford Focus RS review
It is still hard to discern which powertrain it’ll use at this point, but Mustang’s own 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine is our best bet. This unit should be enough for 330 ponies and 2016 Ford Focus RS will route all the power to the front wheels via 6-speed manual transmission, most likely.
Generally similar to Focus, but different in many aspects still. This will be the new 2016 Ford Focus RS. First of all, it’ll be a five-door vehicle which already states its user-friendly tone. Thanks to it, new RS will be more suited to city and family driving than its predecessors. Unlike current Focus’ lineup, 2016 Ford Focus RS will feature more and larger air inlets to boost its power output. Larger wheels and wider tires are also in the picture and so are sporty spoiler and larger exhaust tips around the back.
Interior should keep conventional Focus’ layout, but with a slight touch of the racing world. This means that new RS will most likely have smaller racing steering wheel and gripping seats for better support, but these could be only a part of the optional package as more pragmatic buyers are the main targets here. Otherwise, once racing vehicle should benefit from all tech upgrades and features conventional platform offers. SYNC with MyFord touch, Bluetooth and USB connection, Sony sound system and plenty more will all find their spot in it. In fact, new RS will most likely be in the same category as current ST model, at top of the line. Safety features will also be advanced and similar to those in ST model which spells standard rearview camera and blind spot monitors, but don’t expect a cage and reinforced chassis like in actual rally cars.
2016 Ford Focus RS price
Fuel efficiency will, by contrast find itself at the bottom of Focus’ lineup and 2016 Ford Focus RS should rerturn the figures somewhere in twenties mpg combined, depending on how you drive it. It will hardly be available for less than $30,000 and might go all the way to $40,000 with all available equipment.
2016 Ford Focus RS should liven up, not only Focus’, but entire blue oval’s lineup as well. This sporty car will find itself in a new family-oriented surrounding and it is interesting to see how will it fare.