Ford has taken a long time to release its concept for the 2016 edition of Focus RS but it was definitely worth the long wait. With a stunning new design a superior performance, one of the most popular hatchback vehicles of the current era has taken it to a completely different level. A vital news which came as a relief is that, 2016 Ford Focus RS would also be available in all wheel drive edition, unlike its predecessors. Once on street, it would provide fierce competition to its major rivals such as Volkswagen Golf R and Subaru WRX STI.
Ford Focus was released back in the year 1998 as a compact vehicle. It is currently under third generation of production which started from 2010. It has always been a very popular vehicle in North America and several parts of Europe. Since the 2016 concept has been released it has been well appreciated in the automobile world.
2016 Ford Focus RS Exterior and Interior
First thing you would notice in the 2016 Ford Focus RS is undoubtedly the stunning exterior design. The sides are typical to previous Focus RS model with a large wheel base and 19 inch alloy wheels. Front portion has been modified a bit. Most prominent feature in the front portion would definitely be the large trapezoidal grille. It is enhanced by a front splitter which extends towards the lower section. Large vertical fog lights are also very unique. There would be large openings on both sides of the front bumper, which acts as an air channel for cooling mechanism. Rear section has also been modified largely. Most prominent feature on the rear seems to be the aerodynamic diffuser which seems to be a tad bit large. The large aerodynamic diffuser provides better stability with increased downward force which in terms reduces the drag. Its looks can be defined as sleek yet aggressive.
2016 Ford Focus RS comes equipped with a sporty interior design. Sport edition seats from Recaro and flat steering wheel certain gives a unique feel, which previous versions were missing. There would be several noteworthy features to watch out for such as an 8-inch touch screen to control infotainment system. There would also be voice-command option in several models. Other features such as dual zone climate control, rear view cameras would be available in certain trim models.
2016 Ford Focus RS Engine Specs
As of now it has been confirmed 2016 Ford Focus RS would be equipped with a 2.3 Litre Eco-Boost engine. This engine is expected to generate more than 316 HP of power. An added feature in this vehicle is the twin-scroll turbocharger with larger than before compressors wheels. It would be attached to a larger intercooler which would improve the boost at all possible Rate of Rotations. It would have quick acceleration as well to go from 0 to 60 mph under 4.5 seconds.
2016 Ford Focus RS Price and Release Date
Official confirmation regarding price has not yet been given, but it is expected to be much above $35,000.