Great news for the fans of the Focus model. Reportedly, the 2020 Ford Focus RS will arrive with the 400+ horsepower and a hybrid drivetrain. The current Focus RS offers a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that delivers 350 horses. Moreover, the current model will be discounted this year and the 2020 model will start the new generation.
This high-performance model will get a significant performance boost. On top of that, Blue Oval will look to deliver a more aggressive design and more premium and a sportier interior. According to the latest speculations, Ford plans to release new Focus RS by the end of the year.
2020 Ford Focus RS More Aggressive Exterior Design
The all-new 2020 Ford Focus RS will be around 110 pounds lighter than the current model. It is something that Ford’s designers needed to do like the hybrid drivetrain and its equipment will certainly add additional weight in the back. That means the Focus RS with the hybrid drivetrain won’t be lighter at all. Whatsoever, Blue Oval carmaker will improve the overall aerodynamics.
The car will look more aggressive than before and the looks are sportier and more distinctive. Some features such as air vents and bumpers will be slightly larger. Most of the key features like grille, wheels, and doors will stay intact.
The arriving model will represent the start of the new generation. For that reason, the 2020 Ford Focus RS will surely suffer some interior redesign. However, don’t expect significant changes as you can expect regular upgrades. Ford’s goal is to deliver a more upscale cabin that will look sportier than before. Focus RS will sport more “RS” badges than its predecessor.
We can expect a sportier flat-bottom steering wheel with more controls on it. The gear shifter is relatively new and it will remain for sure. Infotainment system will get an upgrade, along with the phone connectivity features. The new model will also introduce more safety equipment.
New 400+ HP Hybrid Drivetrain
The 2020 Ford Focus RS will get a hybrid drivetrain. The current model is using a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit that delivers up to 350 horsepower. This engine should remain standard engine choice and it could gain slightly more power, up to 370 hp. However, the most significant upgrade will be a hybrid system that will generate over 400 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque.
That also suggests an all-new dual-clutch transmission. Hybrid drivetrain will consist of a 48-volt system and an integrated generator. The 2020 Focus RS will surely see acceleration and fuel economy improvements.
2020 Ford Focus RS Price and Release Date
Blue Oval’s target date for its all-new 2020 Ford Focus RS is 2020. That means we can expect this model to hit the dealerships in the second half of 2019. The price will surely get at least a slight increase. We can expect the price that starts slightly below $50,000.