Ford debuted its all-new, 2016 Ford Focus RS recetly, during the New York Auto Show.
The high-performance model is said to be the first Ford RS equipped with selectable drive modes, including an industry-first drift mode, as well as launch control.
The third-generation hatchback features a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, delivering in excess of 315 horsepower, along with the most powerful Ford RS braking system ever, while its exterior design offers optimized aerodynamics and cooling, with 9 percent less drag over the previous model.
“Customers have begged for the Focus RS to come to the United States for years,” said Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company. “And now, we can say that they are getting one of the most innovative, powerful and best-looking RS cars ever. That is special.
“The RS line has a proud history of technical breakthroughs,” Nair added. “It’s a great example of our passion for innovation through performance, and creating vehicles that make people’s hearts pound.”
The all-new Focus RS is the first model produced for all markets at Ford’s Saarlouis, Germany, manufacturing plant beginning late this year, with sales coming to the States in Spring 2016.