Motoring Reporter
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22 Dec 2014
2:00 pm

Ford’s new Focus RS on its way

Motoring Reporter

Ford confirmed it will be launching an all-new Focus RS – the ultimate performance version of the world's best-selling global nameplate.

The company said the all-new RS will be made available to customers in major markets worldwide for the first time.

Ford also announced the all-new Focus RS is one of more than 12 new performance vehicles coming for global enthusiasts up to 2020. This is part of the company’s plan to deliver more performance vehicles, parts and accessories for customers worldwide – more quickly – through a new global Ford performance team.

“Ford remains committed to innovation through performance,” said Raj Nair, Ford’s group vice- president, Global Product Development.

“Through our global Ford performance team that ties together racing, performance vehicles and parts, we can quickly bring to the market products and accessories that meet the needs of customers worldwide on-road and on the track.

“To earn the RS badge, the vehicle has to be a no-compromise driver’s car that can deliver exceptional performance on the track when required, while providing excellent every day driving,” Nair said.

In addition to pleasing enthusiasts, vehicles such as the Focus RS help deliver the company’s One Ford Plan for profitable growth, product excellence and innovation in every part of its business.

Performance vehicle sales are growing worldwide – with sales in Europe and the US up by 14% and 70% respectively since 2009.

Powering performance vehicles such as the Fiesta ST and Focus ST is Ford’s award-winning EcoBoost engine range.

Since the introduction of the engine in 2009, Ford has produced more than two million EcoBoost engines globally.

“EcoBoost is a strong example of how we are migrating technology and engineering across our line-up, ensuring our vehicles are fun to drive – not just our Ford performance line-up,” Nair said. “From our most nimble Fiesta to our hard-working, full-size pickups and racing vehicles our line-up benefits from the innovations we deliver at the track and at the limit.”