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2016 Ford Focus RS Production Begins, With Spring On-Sale Date

2016 Ford Focus RS Production Begins, With Spring On-Sale Date

DEARBORN, Michigan – The countdown clock has begun for the arrival of the 2016 Ford Focus RS high-performance hatchback at Ford dealerships. The automaker on Friday announced the start of production in Saarlouis, Germany.

“The first all-new Focus RS has rolled off the line,” Ford said in a statement.

Ford’s hot hatch – the fastest Focus in the world – will debut in showrooms this spring with a starting price of $36,605, including a destination charge of $875.

Competitors to the Focus RS include the Honda Civic Si, Subaru WRX STI and Volkswagen Golf R.

The new Focus RS is powered by a specially engineered version of Ford’s 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. Output is pegged at 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

Performance is a key component of Ford’s product offensive this year.

The Focus RS will be joined by the Ford F-150 Raptor this fall and the all-new 2017 Ford GT coupe that goes into production late this year.

Edmunds says: It’s time to begin the conversation with your Ford dealer if you want to get your hands on the highly anticipated 2016 Ford Focus RS.

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