A new generation of the famous compact car has arrived. The fourth model under this nameplate brings lots of improvements and we are now waiting to see some special versions. Among them, the 2020 Ford Focus RS will definitely be the most interesting one. We count on lots of improvements. Compared to the previous version, it will be more powerful, lighter and with better handling. Seems like plenty of good reasons to eagerly wait for it. Latest reports suggest it will arrive by the end of this year.
- Powerful engine
- Excellent handling
- Upgraded styling
- High price tag
While everyone talks about a new engine and better performances, we shouldn’t forget that this version features lots of other modifications as well. Compared to base models, it will come with a fine number of chassis modifications. Latest reports suggest weight savings of around 110 pounds, as well as completely new suspension setup, which will provide a lower center of gravity, better cornering, and overall handling. Besides mechanical upgrades, expect to see a bunch of visual details that will emphasize its hi-performance character. This refers primarily to a completely new body kit, with new bumpers, spoiler, side skirts, and other parts. Of course, count on unique grille, wheels and several more great details.
The interior of 2020 Ford Focus RS should also come with a fine number of exclusive details, but the overall layout will be based on standard models. This means a completely new cabin that came with this redesign, which brings lots of latest gadgetry and tech features but still keeps a lot of physical buttons. Such a well-balanced design will find its place inside the 2020 Ford Focus RS as well. Still, count on lots of performance details, starting from a flat-bottomed racing wheel, aluminum pedals, sports seats and much more.
Here is the most interesting part about the 2020 Ford Focus RS. Allegedly, the new version will keep the same 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine but make some modifications on it. Also, it will come coupled with a mild hybrid system, which will feature an integrated starter generator as well. Total output should go around 400 hp and 425 lb-ft of torque, which seems more than enough power to compete with models like Honda Civic Type R, next-generation Mercedes-Benz A45 etc. When it comes to the transmission, count on a dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
2020 Ford Focus RS Release Date and Price
The exact launch date of the 2020 Ford Focus RS is yet to be announced. Still, most experts are convinced that the new models is coming by the end of this year. When it comes to the price, we hope it won’t go much higher compared to the previous model, which featured a starting price of around $41,000.