2019 Ford Focus RS should be the third generation of this model, but only for the European market. The US buyers, as we know, have not got their three versions of the Focus from 1999 to 2011, when the manufacturer made those two markets equal in terms of versions of the cars. So, even though there were three versions of this car, we actually have not seen them in the US. Now is hard to precisely say what will Ford change in this model and spy photos we saw promise obvious changes in design. However, the manufacturer had to make these changes to be more competitive and closer to cars from the class, like Chevrolet Cruise, Mazda 3 and Honda Civic among them.
As the last model has been very attractive and modernly designed, 2019 Ford Focus RS had a very difficult task that should be fulfilled. As we saw in spy photos, it is the same compact car, with modernized details and parts, massive front end with a large grille and rounded rear end with a highly positioned spoiler on the truck door.
There is a bad moment on spy photos that we were not satisfied with when awful white plastic part of the dashboard has been seen through the window. We are not sure if those are only replacement for original (and much prettier part) or not, but let’s say that we have confidence in designers. Other parts of the cabin were not been visible in these photos, but we are sure that the manufacturer will remain all interesting details.
As the base model has simple and weak engines under the hood and is 1.0-liter three-cylinder Eco Boost with 123 horsepower and 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 160 horsepower, 2019 Ford Focus RS should have a four-cylinder engine with a turbo option, as before with at least 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, matched with a six-speed transmission.
2019 Ford Focus RS
Since the last know model of Focus made in 2012 has been one of the best sold compact cars for three years, it was not been easy to make a model that will replace it with the same popularity. However, we have reasons to believe that 2019 Ford Focus RS is that model and many reasons prove it. Together with changes in design and equipment comes still a low price, which will attract buyers more than ever. So, expect the price of only $18,000 for the base model, but the price of higher than $40,000 for RS version with the stronger engine.