The family Focus of the fourth generation will not be “charged” version with a label RS. This writes the French site Caradisiac. The information allegedly comes from the automaker.
In “Ford” are the two main reasons why they have to disappoint the fans, environmental and economic. So, in 2021 in Europe will begin to act strict regulations on CO2 emissions, and those who fail just the right amount of “greening” its range, threatened multimillion-dollar fines. In addition, the project proved too expensive – and this against the background of crisis against which the company is forced to close plants, cut jobs and trim assortment, abandoning the less profitable (and certainly unprofitable) products.
That Ford has serious problems with the very concept of the next Focus RS, we have heard before, but then it was assumed that the release of the hot hatch will be postponed for two or three years, not canceled altogether. Now, if the data is confirmed, the most athletic representative of the range will remain the 280-horsepower Focus ST. Accordingly, Americans will be able to compete with, say, a Volkswagen Golf GTI or Leon Cupra TCR, but not with the upcoming Golf R.