DEARBORN, Michigan — The countdown clock has begun for the arrival of the 2016 Ford Focus RS high-performance hatchback at Ford dealerships. The automaker on Friday announced the start of production in Saarlouis, Germany.
Ford's hot hatch — the fastest Focus in the world — will debut in showrooms this spring with a starting price of $36,605, including a destination charge of $875.
The new Focus RS is powered by a specially engineered version of Ford's 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. Output is pegged at 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.
Performance is a key component of Ford's product offensive this year.
Edmunds says: It's time to begin the conversation with your Ford dealer if you want to get your hands on the highly anticipated 2016 Ford Focus RS.