Mark Fields Confirms Ford Focus RS For U.S. Market

Americans are accustomed to not being able to buy go-fast versions of Europe’s finest vehicles. Take, for instance, the Ford Focus RS, Audi RS4, or Opel Insignia OPC. All of those models are not available for Americans to buy without an expensive and convoluted import/export process. But thanks to The Blue Oval’s One Ford strategy that aims to truly globalize its vehicle lineup, this is no longer the case when it comes to Ford vehicles, at least according to this tweet from Autoweek associate editor Jake Lingeman:

@Ford #FocusRS coming to the U.S., Ford CEO Mark Fields says. #nice.

So there ya have it − when the Ford Focus ST just isn’t enough, there’s the 2016 Focus RS. Finally.

So, what can we expect to from the rallye-inspired Focus RS? Rumor has it that it be powered by the same 2.3L EcoBoost inline-four motor that’s already found in the 2015 Mustang, where it makes 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque.And as we reported before, there is talk that the Focus RS may come with an advanced all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring on both axles.

Now, all we need are fledgling Ken Block wanna-bes posting their drifts to YouTube.

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