2018 Ford Focus RS To Get A $5,000 Price Hike, Claims Report

Ford recently announced plans to offer a limited edition Focus RS to celebrate the end of production of the current model.

Unfortunately, the car is going to be rather costly, if CarsDirect is correct, as the publication is reporting the model will carry a base price of $41,995. That’s a substantial $5,000 increase over the 2017 Focus RS and will make the car nearly $7,000 more expensive than the Honda Civic Type R.

While the price has climbed substantially, the 2018 Focus RS will come with a modestly revised exterior that includes a gloss black roof, gloss black mirror caps, and 19-inch forged alloy wheels with blue center caps.

The interior has also been upgraded with leather / suede microfiber Recaro sport seats, additional carbon fiber trim, and GPS navigation. Drivers will also find an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

Power continues to be provided by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that produces 350 hp (261 kW) and 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which sends power to an all-wheel drive system through a new limited-slip differential. This enables the car to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.7 seconds.

Only 1,000 Focus RS models will be offered in the United States and deliveries are scheduled to begin later this year.

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  • Six_Tymes

    supply and demand, some can afford them. the lucky ones

  • SteersUright

    They’d need to bump the HP to 400+ to justify it. Nobody will buy them at that price. I barely see any on the street as it is and at the current price. I’ve seen way more Golf R’s out and about and expect with Honda’s reliability reputation, I may begin to see even more Type R’s than the Focus RS’s too.

    • javier

      really i thought they were marked up to the moon by the stealers

      • SteersUright

        Not here at least. I’ve seen plenty sitting on dealer lots and with $1-$2k discounts already. I mean Im sure the RS is a thrill to drive, but its also highly compromised. Look up SmokingTire Matt Farrah’s review, he bought one. Loved it at first then sold it almost immediately. At $42k, they’re nuts. Add $8k and pick up a base GT350 that is overflowing with charisma. And yes, these are also not marked up here, although the “R” models most certainly are.

    • Infinite1

      The only performance upgrades is the LSD, everything else are aesthetics or creature comforts. People will flock to buy them though but I’d rather wait for the next model

      • SteersUright

        Same. I feel like the ST was impressive while a the RS’s price the car really suffers from the Focus’ inherent shortcomings such as terrible ergonomics, humongous dashboard loaded with glare, cramped interior packaging despite its overall size…etc. I’d look at one when the used one’s get closer to $20k. As it stands, I’d rather have a bunch of other sporty cars, perhaps even used, than a new RS at $42k. For example, there’s a beautiful used 2015 C7 being sold here for $40k, an RS5 for $40k, a 2014 Cayman S for $45k, etc…

    • JimmyK

      The most overhyped hatchback of the last years.And you don’t see any of them because a lot of wanna be drifters buy that car for show off their zero drifting skills and naturally ended crashing it.

  • John

    that’s BMW 4 series price… i would rather ride in a BMW.

    • SteersUright

      BMW’s are junk now. They drive and ride much like a Lexus, as in soft and luxurious only with none of the Lexus’ reliability and dependability. Some do look good, sure, and certainly make a ton more straight-line power too, good enough to whisk you off to the dealership on a regular basis for service and repairs.

      • John

        i can’t get pass the Lexus grill.

  • D83

    When they in the teritory of Merc A45 AMG, then it’s over for FOcus RS. People will buy the cheaper one like Type-R & GOlf-R

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