0 Comments
Ford Focus RS May Yet Return: Report Photo:
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_63 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_08 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_rs_spy_photos_14 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_st_focus_rs_spy_photos_01 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_rs_spy_photos_03 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_14 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_rs_spy_photos_08 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_56 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_62 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_rs_spy_photos_15 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_rs_spy_photos_02 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_21 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_st_focus_rs_spy_photos_02 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_rs_spy_photos_07 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_57 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_61 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_rs_spy_photos_12 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_rs_spy_photos_01 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_12 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_rs_spy_photos_09 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_55a Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_rs_spy_photos_16 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_60 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_23 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_rs_spy_photos_13 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_rs_spy_photos_10 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_55 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_rs_spy_photos_05a Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_59 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_64 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_08 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_rs_spy_photos_11 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_rs_spy_photos_05 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_52 Photo: tmr
2015_ford_focus_rs_spy_photos_06 Photo: tmr
2011_ford_focus_rs_roadtest_review_58 Photo: tmr
 
 
Mike Stevens | May, 08 2014 | 0 Comments

The return of Ford’s Focus RS may be on the table, with new reports out of Europe suggesting internal interest in a hot new hero hatch is high.

Reports in recent months have claimed that Ford is holding off on a new RS as it works to establish a next-generation strategy under new CEO Mark Fields, while also focusing on the first-ever global launch of a new Mustang model.

Now, an interview with Ford Europe COO Barb Samardzich suggests Ford is still eager to capitalise on the cachet of the near legendary Focus RS badge.

“Let’s say there’s a strong desire. Something like that makes a great halo car,” Samardzich was quoted by British paper Auto Express this week.

A Ford spokesperson added that the company has no intention of letting “any competitors overtake us” when it comes to performance hatches.

“You can rest assured that Martin [Smith, director of design, Ford of Europe] and his team are fully focused on the future of our performance strategy,” the spokesperson said.

Earlier reports had pointed to a 2015 launch for the new Focus RS, based on the current third-generation hatch that launched in 2011.

Above: the ST, Ford's current top Focus model.
Above: the ST, Ford's current top Focus model.

But, at this rate, we likely won't see any new Focus RS before 2016 or even 2017.

Test cars believed to be the new RS have been spied testing over the past year, while a bright green hatch with a distinct styling and aero kit surfaced online in grainy photos last month.

The RS badge last appeared with the previous Focus range, including a limited Australian launch.

MORE: All Focus RS News, Rumours And Reviews

 
TMR Comments

Finance Calculator

Repayment is : $

Latest Comments
 
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.