The upcoming 2019 Ford Focus RS will be a hatchback that aims to rival popular car models such as the Volkswagen Golf R, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X or Subaru WRX STI. The Ford has been elevating the performance of its hatchback model for a while now. For instance, the previous Europe-only model of Focus RS500 has been available on the market on a limited run of 500 units and it has quickly sold out. A new RS model aims to give Focus range an even more capable flagship and fill another niche in the rapidly expanding Ford performance portfolio. It might even be ready to stand out amongst car models from the performance divisions of Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi.
2019 Ford Focus RS – Impressive Design
The 2019 Ford Focus RS will come with a great updated design, somehow different from the current Focus RS model on the market today. The front part of the 2019 Focus RS will show muscular inlets with vertical LED fog lights, a huge “mouth” grille, slightly darkened head optics and a large splitter. On the side, the car will feature 19-inch alloy wheels and black side skirts. Behind the alloy wheels, the 2019 RS will feature blue Brembo brake rotors. Two massive exhaust pipes will decorate the rear. Fitted to the roof, the car will sport a huge spoiler fin with the RS side stampings. This impressive design is inspired by the WRC rally cars series.
The sports version of the 2019 Ford Focus RS will get chair buckets from Recaro, finished with contrasting stitching in Alcantara. On the top of the center console will be located additional sensors. The car will feature aluminum-trimmed pedals and gear knob. A modern multimedia console with navigation will feature an 8-inch display System 2 Sync. However, the front passenger and the driver will enjoy the increased comfort provided by the bolstered Recaro bucket seats. The car’s interior is dark and inspired from race cars’ design.
Twin Turbo EcoBoost Engine
The next generation 2019 Ford Focus RS will come with a new twin turbo 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine under its hood. This tandem will be able to generate 350 lb-ft of torque in the standard car and an impressive 350 horsepower. By using the over boost function, the torque can be increased on short-term to a 475 Nm peak. Paired with Ford Performance AWD, all-wheel-drive system, and a manual 6-speed, the 2019 RS will be able of delivering up to 70 percent of torque to the rear wheels. The car will come with completely moved suspension.
Possible Arrival Date and Price
It is expected that the 2019 Ford Focus RS will be built in Germany starting in 2019. The base model of the car will be sold at a price of approximately $37,000. More details are expected to emerge soon.