Ford Focus RS Officially Enters Production In Saarlouis, Germany
They already have over 3,100 preorders and apparently some 250,000 people used their online app to configure a Focus RS
Ford has made a big deal of its development process for the new Focus RS, but that’s now completed and the car has received the stamp of approval for production. Production for the whole world will take place exclusively at the Blue Oval’s plant in Saarlouis, Germany.
They already have over 3,100 preorders and apparently some 250,000 people used their online app to configure a Focus RS.
The Focus RS is one of 12 new performance Fords planned for release by 2020, and according to some reports there may even be additional RS models. The AutoExpress report suggesting this doesn’t go into detail about which models it was referring to, but possible prime candidates are the Fiesta and Mustang.
Ford also announced it planned to produce 41,000 performance cars in Europe in 2016 (including the Mustang and ST-badged models), up from 29,000 units in 2015. The 2015 figure also notes a 40 percent hike compared to 2014, so it would seem fast Fords are gaining ever more popularity.