It was reported yesterday that FoMoCo is scheduled to show the next-generation Ford Focus ST at the 2010 Paris Motor Show in October. However, many Focus enthusiasts are wondering what the automaker has in store for the next-generation Focus RS.
Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s head of global development, confirmed at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show that the company is working on a “global performance version” of the all-new 2012 Focus. That version will most likely get the 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo EcoBoost making some 250-hp.
Sources say that the next RS version of the Focus could be powered by a turbocharged gasoline engine mated to a torquey electric-motor mounted to the rear-axle. Insiders say that Ford’s Team RS engineers have already started messing around with the 2.0L EcoBoost engine and plan on using an electric-motor for more power. Working together, they system is expected to produce somewhere north of 300-hp.
The 2012 Ford Focus is scheduled to hit markets in early 2011.
Refresher: Power for the 2012 Ford Focus comes from a 2.0L DI Ti-VCT engine making 155-hp and a peak torque of 145 lb-ft. It is mated to a 6-speed manual or Ford”s latest dry-clutch 6-speed Ford PowerShift automatic transmission. Sales of the 2012 Focus will begin in early 2011.
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– By: Omar Rana