There was “fresh” information about the new Ford Focus RS. Debut for 2021December 23, 2019
The official presentation of the American high-performance hatchback may take place next year. The car will be positioned as a high-performance car model year 2021.
Ford Focus is sold in many automotive markets around the world, and I must say that almost everywhere, this model of the American brand is selling great. According to official statistics of the “blue oval”, one Ford Focus is sold in Europe every 135 seconds. The fourth generation of the popular compact car has already received a high-performance version of the ST, which can be bought with both gasoline and diesel engines, in hatchback and station wagon bodies, as well as a choice between a six-speed manual transmission and a seven-speed automatic transmission.
If you believe the new rumors, the fourth generation of the Focus model in the high-performance RS version will be the novelty of the 2021 model year, which should mean that the official presentation of the machine will take place next year.
We would have perceived this rumor with a little mistrust, taking into account the fact that we have not yet seen any “spy” images of the next Focus RS (rendering for a new product in the photo above). It is assumed that the hatchback will retain its 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, but apparently will get an electric motor for additional power and fuel efficiency. One of the main changes planned for the four-cylinder turbocharged engine is that its power will be directed exclusively to the front wheels.
This does not mean that the rival Mercedes-AMG A45 will switch to using a front-wheel drive platform, as the engineers of the American brand are reported to be preparing something special specifically for the rear axle of the new Focus RS. The fourth-generation Focus RS will use the eTwinster system developed by GKN Automotive, the essence of which is that the rear axle will be driven by an additional electric motor.
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