Ford Focus RS Heading to US

The Focus RS hot hatch currently being developed by Ford will reach the North American market unlike the previous generation model it replaces.

Rather than offering the same Focus both here and in Europe, Ford chose to sell a refreshed version of the first generation to North Americans as it sold a second generation separately in Europe. In that market, Ford offered the red-hot RS variant that never made it to U.S. showrooms but last week spied Ford testing the new RS at the Nurburgring. Now reports suggest that Ford plans to sell its new hot hatch to U.S. customers in limited quantity.

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It is supposed to arrive for the 2016.5 model year with the company’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder making over 300 hp, TTAC reported citing sources inside the company.

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[Source: TTAC]