The Ford Focus RS enjoys a reputation for being an excellent World Rally Championship car. However, the 2017 Ford Focus RS will be sold as a conventional car and it will also be available with a host of options. It is certainly a great performance hatchback.
2017 Ford Focus RS Engine Options
Ford has not provided any details regarding the RS’s powertrain but there is a strong likelihood that the carmaker will offer a 1.6-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine that is already doing duty on the Fiesta ST. however, this engine will get a high dose of power boost and will be able to produce between 200 and 250 horsepower. Ford will also probably offer its RS as a front-wheel drive vehicle whose engine will be coupled to a 6-speed transmission.
2017 Ford Focus RS Features, Design and Specs
On the outside, the new 2017 Ford Focus RS gets a very aggressive looking body. Its body will be lower and wider and the bumpers are designed to look very sharp. The carmaker will also introduce special wheels and it will also change the fascia as well. The front fascia for example gets an all-new grille while the rear fascia gets a large-sized spoiler and dual exhausts.
On the inside, this compact hatchback will look different from its earlier model. To begin with, the carmaker plans to install gripped seats and will change the steering wheel to make it look very sporty. Since the RS is a top of the line vehicle Ford will also introduce leather upholstery and will add high doses of aluminum within the cabin. The door panels and the dashboard as well as the seats get very unique covers and the stitching is also very impressive and nice. The carmaker plans to continue to offer the same dashboard as is available in the previous model. So, expect to find a nice touchscreen display, which will be placed on top of the dashboard. Navigation along with voice recognition is other notable features to be offered. However, this is a sporty vehicle and this means that the carmaker will not find it necessary to offer the best and most advanced electronic safety systems. However, it will offer stability control that along with traction control and anti-lock brakes as well as airbags are the other noteworthy safety features to be offered by the carmaker.
2017 Ford Focus RS Release Date and Price
Ford has not provided details about the exact powertrain options, which means that it is hard to say how the car performs on the fuel economy factor. Even so, we expect the Focus RS to return 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. This is the same kind of fuel economy figures of the Fiesta ST. the new 2017 Ford Focus RS will probably have a price tag of between 25, 000 and 30, 000 dollars. Both the Ford Focus RS and the Ford Fiesta RS are very interesting and impressive vehicles. This car besides being very affordable also delivers good performance. With an estimated power output of 250 horsepower the RS certainly is right up there with the competition. We think that the new 2017 Ford Focus RS will be available in dealerships sometime in the beginning of next year.