2016 Ford Focus RS Release Date, Price, Specs, Engine – Great news, guys! 2016 Ford Focus RS is about to come on the market! The automaker first introduced the Focus RS back in 2002 and has come a long way in establishing itself as a high quality production car. After successfully winning the hearts and souls of its global fans, the second generation was produced seven years later.

2016 Ford Focus RS
2016 Ford Focus RS

With the upcoming third generation 2016 Ford Focus RS, fans worldwide should anticipate modern and high tech features that will be synonymous with modern times. The new 2016 Ford Focus RS will be offered as an innovative AWD system and will also be manufactured in the same Germany based plant just as its predecessors. I know you’re impatient, but please keep reading to find out about the release date!

To sweeten things a bit, the new 2016 Ford Focus RS will be sold all over the world unlike its predecessors. The markets will also include the United States. It is touted to come with a powerful engine that will inevitably place the all-new RS in the performance hatch category.

According to the spy photos we have of the new 2016 Ford Focus RS, we can therefore be able to deduce that the vehicle will come with additional colours to its already existing palette. Furthermore, the recently dropped new video from Ford depicts a dazzling interior specs.

2016 Ford Focus RS exterior

The new body kit that comes on the new 2016 Ford Focus RS will be worthy of the RS badge, and the amazing car looks ready to be flicked across a rally stage right from the showroom for a race.

2016 Ford Focus RS  front
2016 Ford Focus RS front

At the posterior end, you should expect a completely redesigned grille that will now be trapezoidal in shape and will be accompanied by a splitter that will run all the way down and offers a rare view of the vehicle’s intercooler.

Large outboard openings will be on every side of the front bumper and will feed air that will cool off the brakes, and house the fog lamps which will be vertically mounted. Each wheel arch will be widened in order to make enough room for the whopping 19” light alloy wheels that will come exclusive to the model.

2016 Ford Focus RS back
2016 Ford Focus RS back

At the rear, you should expect a massive aerodynamic diffuser which will enable the car achieve a better down force, while reducing the drag. Flanking the diffuse on each side will be twin exhaust openings.

Interior Design

As you would expect of any RS, the new 2016 Ford Focus RS will come with an interior replete with racing-like features. These features will certainly make the speed savvy users burst with ecstasy.

2016 Ford Focus RS interior
2016 Ford Focus RS interior

Starting, the new Ford Focus RS will have its interior donned in Recaro sports seats and a flat bottomed steering wheel as well. Optionally, both the Asian and European markets will get a pair of Recaro shell seats that will come covered in authentic autosport microfiber fabric panels.

These package will come with exclusive features that will include alloy sports pedal, matching graphics, a new shifter and an additional instrument cluster that will sit on top of the centre console.

Features that will be provided for the new 2016 Ford Focus RS will include; SYNC connectivity, an audio system, climate control feature, satnav, smartphone connectivity through the mounted 8-inch touchscreen.

Engine Specs

A new engine that is currently used in the Mustang will be provided. The engine is a 2.3L EcoBoost four cylinder engine that has been enhanced and will be able to generate in excess of 316 hp. The intake system comes improved and will now be entirely dissimilar to the previous model.


Moreover, the exhaust system also suffered some changes and now features an electronically controlled valve for higher/lower sound output that will depend on the present mood of the user. Most of the changes might be obvious, but the big news is the all-wheel drive mode that is now available.

Not only does the AWD system offer torque vectoring, but it can also send approximately 70% of the produced torque to the hind axle. Despite the big news, I am still anticipating an announcement from Ford on why another all-wheel drive car can send up to 70% of its torque to the rear wheel.

Whilst using the aforesaid engine, the new 2016 Ford Focus RS will be able to sprint from 0-60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds.

2016 Ford Focus RS Release Date and Price

Sadly, the pricing details of the new 2016 Ford Focus RS have not been released, even for the U.S market, but it is expected to be revealed from mid this year or earlier. Sources indicate that the U.S.A release date might be sooner.

2016 Ford Focus RS release date
2016 Ford Focus RS release date

Expect the car to go for sale with a price tag of around 35,000 USD.  The other significant figure we are not sure yet is the new 2016 Ford Focus RS weight, but we expect updates soon.

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