The fate is still uncertain for the Ford Focus RS, which has been rumored for a 2015 debut in North America, and here we have the latest spy shots of what is likely Ford’s hot hatch, which will be sporting a new look, despite what is lurking under the hood.
The Focus seen in these spy photos may be a mule for a new RS model, though it also might simply be a test of an upcoming Focus facelift. Either way, expect an updated design that’s similar to the new Fiesta. Up front we see the grille will have a different shape with bigger openings. If we are indeed looking at a more powerful Focus RS or ST, the bigger grille makes more sense.
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The Focus RS will likely use a new 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, making as much as 350 hp. Also helping to make this vehicle more track ready will be a traditional limited slip differential, with power heading to the front wheels.