Ford Focus RS debuts in New York image

The new generation of the Ford Focus RS has arrived at the 2015 New York Auto Show, for a local premiere.

The 2016 Ford Focus RS has made its North American debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show, after being presented to the public a month ago, in Geneva. The newest compact hot hatch to wear the blue oval badges on its body has been based on the new generation of the Focus and it is getting an aggressive body kit, with new front and rear bumpers, 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin 235/35 tires, dual exhaust pipes and so on.

The new Focus RS is also the company’s first hot hatch to get the all-wheel drive system with Dynamic Torque Vectoring. The system is allowing the transfer of torque from front to rear and from side to side, depending on the driving situation and a maximum of 70 percent of drive torque can be diverted to the rear axle, while up to 100 percent of available torque can be sent to each rear wheel. This is improving the handling and the cornering stability of the car.

Other upgrades made to the 2016 Ford Focus RS include the stiffer sports suspension system and the electric power assisted steering. Under its hood, we can find the 2.3 liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine from the new Mustang generation which is believed to produce around 350 HP. This means that the hot hatch will be able to rival the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, the BMW M135i and the Audi RS3.

Note: Photos posted below are from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show