U.S.-spec 2016 Ford Focus RS to be imported from Europe image

There will be no U.S.-spec version of the new-gen Ford Focus RS as the model in question will be imported from Europe.

The Ford Focus RS, in its new generation, will be aimed towards the Old Continent. According to a recent report, the model in question will only be offered in a single version, in Europe, so if you are living over-seas, you will get an imported variant of the model. The future hot hatch is currently being tested out, for quite a few months now, but this is believed to be introduced in a couple of years, as a 2017 model year.

The 2017 Ford Focus RS will be riding on a new platform and it will be using the same 2.3 liter four-cylinder unit as the new Mustang. The engine will be producing a total output of approximately 325 HP (239 kW) – 350 HP (257 kW) and it is not certain at the moment whether front-wheel drive will be maintained or if the engineers will be fitting it with an all-wheel drive. Other features which will be added to the model include a sportier suspension system, better brakes, an aerodynamic body kit and some racing seats in the cabin.

Source: TheTruthAboutCars