Ford Fiesta RS Hot Hatch Rumored

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Ford could be planning an even hotter version of its Fiesta hatchback.

Rumor has it that the American automaker is considering adding a Fiesta RS to its lineup, a hot hatch that would fit in the brand’s focus on performance that can be seen with its new Shelby and GT models. Ford Performance has promised to launch 12 models by 2020 which will include the Focus RS, the GT that debuted in Detroit earlier this year and variants of its F-150 and Mustang models.

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In an interview with Autocar, Ford Performance manager Tyrone Johnson said that work is already underway for a new, high-performance variant of the Fiesta but wouldn’t reveal whether it would be badged as a replacement for the ST or as an additional RS model to the lineup. Johnson did confirm that the model will be based on the current chassis, meaning it should be unveiled within the next two and a half years.

The new Focus RS is expected to make its debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so we might get a better idea on what’s in the works for the Fiesta then.

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[Source: Autocar]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Craig Cole Craig Cole on Feb 02, 2015

    I say BRING IT ON! The Fiesta ST is arguably more entertaining than its Focus equivalent, an RS-ified version might achieve the same feat.

    • Eric Cameron Eric Cameron on Feb 02, 2015

      Doesn't this vehicle have a high seating position when compared to it's size? I fear it would be too top-heavy... How much power is too much in a sub-compact?

  • Smartacus Smartacus on Feb 02, 2015

    Fiesta RS is supposed to have 230HP. Coincidentally; I just recently went on record saying the Veloster needed 230HP