2017 Ford Focus RS might get an AWD after all image

The new generation of the Ford Focus RS is keeping everyone in the shadows but a new report is indicating that the company might drop the FWD system in favor of an AWD.

Ford’s front-wheel drive system on the Focus RS is basically its signature so we’re not sure what to think on this new report, which is announcing an all-wheel drive to replace the FWD. According to the guys from Road and Track, the new generation of the Ford Focus RS will be dropping the FWD in favor of an AWD and it should also come with the updated RevoKnuckle front suspension system, larger brakes, a stiffer chassis, improved steering and several other tweaks.

The 2017 Ford Focus RS Will also get an aerodynamic body kit, which will put some distance between it and the standard model, along with larger alloy wheels and a tweaked interior design, with bucket seats and others. Power should be provided by the same 2.3 liter four-cylinder EcoBoost, used on the mid-range Ford Mustang, which should produce approximately 325 HP – 350 HP (239 kW) – 257 kW). The new generation of the Ford Focus RS will be introduced in 2016, as a 2017 model year, one year before the new-gen of the regular hatchback will be going official.