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The Ford Fiesta RS Won't See the Light of Day

For those of you who are still waiting for a hardcore version of the Fiesta, we might have some bad news as the model might not see the light of day after all.
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At the launch of the new Ford Focus RS, Ford Performance's chief engineer Tyrone Johnson confirmed that "In terms of Fiesta RS, I have seen some comments from senior Ford people that it's definitely not in the plan. Typically we don't talk about future products but in that particular one there has been some comments that it's definitely not in the plan."

Just like all the other RS versions, the bad-ass Fiesta was meant to be sportier than the ST and sell for roughly the same price as the larger Focus ST.

Most likely, it would've carried the 1.6-liter engine as the Fiesta ST but with an upgraded turbo and different suspension tuning.

Although there is no Fiesta RS nowhere in sight, don't worry, there are still seven models left for Ford Performance division to unveil before 2020. The current lineup includes the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Focus RS, Mustang GT350R and the GT supercar.

The remaining seven, as part of the company's confirmed 12 cars before 2020, are rumored to be developed on the C1 platform, like the Ford Focus and its RS version, considering the engineering work in the AWD system has already been carried out. This might be great news for the Kuga fans, as a performance version of Ford's SUV is likely to be produced.

Apart from these, performance versions of the Ranger, Everest or the Mondeo are also taken into consideration by the American carmaker.

The near future might bring more goodies from Ford Performance because even more hardcore versions of the Mustang might hit the streets, Car Advice reports.

RS fans still have a reason to be happy, as recently the first Focus RS rolled off the production line in Germany. The high-performance car was very eagerly awaited considering the fact that, in October last year, over 1,500 Brits had already ordered the new Focus RS. A third of these were pre-orders, as they had been placed even before the final price and specs of the car were officially announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

 
 
 
 
 

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