2018 Ford Fiesta Could Get The RS Version Everyone Expects

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Ford will launch a new generation of the Fiesta as a 2018 model year car. It is already confirmed that it will get an ST version, but rumors concerning a future RS version have emerged once again.
The sixth generation of the Fiesta has been rumored to prepare for an RS version, but it never happened. Instead, the car received a power bump of the ST model, which also came with suspension modifications and other improvements. The result was the Fiesta ST200, which was as close to an RS that a client could get with a Fiesta from the dealer.

The new generation of the Fiesta, which will be the seventh in the model’s history, has the ability and the chance to change that. The Fiesta will get an evolution of the Global B platform, which will involve a slightly bigger body.

Ford’s 2018 Fiesta will be an almost complete overhaul of the model, and this is why the Blue Oval has the perfect opportunity of introducing an RS in the range.

The potential RS version of the Fiesta will not get an all-wheel drive solution because of the cost and weight added by the setup to this model. Instead, it will get more power than any production Fiesta has ever offered, as well as beefed-up suspension, steering, and braking systems. Power is not expected to exceed the 250 HP mark, which should be more than enough for this model and its corresponding RS badge.

Ford is supposed to fit the next Fiesta with its SYNC 3 multimedia unit, along with the latest driving assistance technologies available for the American brand. The ST version of the 2018 Fiesta should come to market at least a few months after the regular production model is unveiled and released.

The rumored Fiesta RS is not expected to see the light of day before the end of 2018. Except for some models, most automakers launch the full performance version of a car at least after a few months from the moment when the standard variants come to market.
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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