Ford Focus RS Confirmed for Australia

The hot hatch segment is Australia is about to be shaken from the ground (or, better said, road), as Ford has confirmed that the Focus RS will be brought to the country.

The release, which stated exactly what Australian automotive enthusiasts wanted to know ever since the 300 hp Focus was launched last year, also revealed that the mad hatch will go on sale in the fourth quarter of the current year in extremely limited numbers.

Ford will only offer 315 examples of the vehicle, with the move adding exclusivity to the car’s list of assets.

"Customers, the motoring press, Ford enthusiasts and hot hatch fans have all been constantly asking us about Focus RS and when it might be coming to Australia, so we're very pleased and incredibly excited to be able to confirm for everyone today that it's on its way and will be here soon," Ford Australia President & CEO Marin Burela said.

"The buzz and excitement surrounding Focus RS has spread rapidly around the globe since it was introduced in Europe early last year, winning a host of motoring awards and receiving widespread critical acclaim for its outstanding combination of high-performance road car technology and every day Focus practicality," the executive added.

The front-wheel-drive Focus RS, which uses a 300 hp & 440 Nm turbocharged 2.5 liter engine, comes with high-tech features, such as a RevoKnuckle suspension, a Qualife Automatic Torque Biasing Helical Limited Slip Differential and others.

The Focus RS will be offered in three exterior colors: Ultimate Green, Performance Blue and Frozen White. The vehicle will retail for AU$59,990.
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