2019 Ford Focus RS Is Coming By The End of The Year

After its introduction 15 years ago, the Ford Focus RS was more than limited during first two generations. The third generation arrived in 2015 and it was discounted last year. Now, the 2019 Ford Focus RS is ready to hit the dealerships once again and it will ride on a fourth-generation. However, Focus RS is likely to arrive with even more aggressive styling and of course, the performance.

On the other hand, the production is not confirmed, yet. Moreover, the ST version could be on the cards as well, and RS model is rumored to gain a hybrid engine. Super hot hatchback will soon go out for testing and more specific details are anticipated.

2019 Ford Focus RS front

Even Better Exterior Design

The previous generation of the 2019 Ford Focus RS was amazing when it comes to exterior, and the upcoming model will for sure look even better and more aggressive. On top of that, design is sportier, and front hood is muscular like never before. Not only that, even the fenders are looking buffed, and headlights are sharper and more distinctive. Front bumper is all-new and it adds large air vents while the side intakes are slightly enlarged. Daytime running lights are looking rectangular, and new center intake is made in trapezoidal shape. Front grille’s shape will remain, just like the size, however, the honeycomb mesh is replaced for a black panel. Additional vents are placed on the hood for better cooling. The side profile is the same, the only change is ride height and black windows trim with black mirror caps.

2019 Ford Focus RS exterior

2019 Ford Focus RS to Arrive With the Improved Interior

The interior of the forthcoming 2019 Ford Focus RS is very modern and upscale. The cabin is improved and it adds plenty of “RS” badges. Generally, the interior is based on the previous models, so the design is basically the same. The dash is pushed further forward and the infotainment system seats on top of it. A flat bottom steering wheel is included and it features more controls than before. The seats are comfortable and are wrapped in microfiber materials. Moreover, the race-spec seats are available as an option. Gear shifter is completely new and Ford added alloy pedals. The infotainment screen gains more apps and instrument cluster now sports red dials and better graphics. Phone connectivity is in the offer and is standard, just like new audio system, climate control and navigation.

Hybrid Drivetrain and More Power

While the previous RS models were using a gasoline drivetrain, the upcoming 2019 Ford Focus RS will get a hybrid system. It is well known that the Ford plans to electrify all of the performance vehicles so this news came as no surprise at all. So what does a hybrid system brings for the Focus RS? Well, first of all, this hatchback will meet the new CO2 emissions regulation. Second, the performance is boosted, mostly acceleration and driving characteristics.

It is still unknown, what engine will be paired with an electric motor, but most likely choice is a revised 2.3-liter EcoBoost. This engine is rumored for the upcoming ST model too. This combination could make up to 400 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque, which is a 55 hp boost and twist is increased for a 75 lb-ft . On top of that, the 2019 Focus RS will hit from 0 to 60 in 4.3 seconds, which is 0.3 seconds of improvement, and top speed is rated at 170 mph.

2019 Ford Focus RS badge

2019 Ford Focus RS Price and Release Date

The 2019 Ford Focus RS will cost a couple of thousand more than the previous generation, so the price around $45,000 is the most realistic tag. Ford’s latest hatchback is likely to arrive at the beginning of 2020.

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