2016 Ford Focus RS To Arrive at Ford Dealerships in Spring 2016 | Edmunds

2016 Ford Focus RS To Arrive at Ford Dealerships in Spring 2016

DEARBORN, Michigan — The 2016 Ford Focus RS high-performance hatchback will arrive at Ford dealerships in spring 2016, after a U.S. debut next week at the 2015 New York Auto Show, Ford confirmed on Wednesday.

Pricing on the Focus RS, which targets the Honda Civic Si, Subaru WRX STI and Volkswagen Golf R, was not announced.

The Focus RS slots above the Ford Focus ST and will be the top-of-the-line Focus.

Ford provided car shoppers with more details about the U.S.-spec Focus RS, including the exterior color choices. They include RS-exclusive Nitrous Blue, along with Stealth Gray, Shadow Black and Frozen White.

The hot hatch will feature a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that will deliver "in excess of 315 horsepower," the automaker said. The engine is linked to a six-speed manual transmission. Final performance specifications will be released later.

Other details include an all-wheel-drive system and a number of drive modes, including an industry-first drift mode. This mode is "specially calibrated for all-wheel drive to modify torque distribution to help the driver achieve controlled oversteer drifts at the track," Ford said.

Exterior cues include a roof spoiler, a new front end and bi-xenon HID headlights. The cabin gets partial-leather Recaro sport seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel and alloy pedals.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers in the U.S. will get their first look at the Focus RS in the Big Apple.

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