Earlier this year Ford introduced the fourth generation of Focus, but its most powerful version for the time being is ST Line, ST is waiting for next year and Focus RS should be available in 2020. Naturally, this is not a surprise – the RS version appears towards the end of every generation of Focus, so by 2020 we should expect a facelift of the basic model.
For several months now, the Focus RS will have a hybrid drive that will be added to the improved and more reliable version of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine.
The 4×4 drive also remains, and separate independent designers are already trying to figure out how the exterior of the new Focus RS will look. In view of the ambitions of the Ford Performance Focus RS to be a real rival of the Audi RS3 and the Mercedes-AMG A45, the 400 horsepower power should not be a surprise.
On the other hand, the company is already saying voices that Focus RS is very close to the upper limit of the “possible price” of a larger brand of hotheads and its further increase would shift customers to other brands. And this recognition comes to suggest that the next Focus RS may not have as many new technologies as we are accustomed to debuting its predecessors, but that will not affect its dynamic qualities or the performance of the road.