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With Ford having introduced the fourth generation of the Focus earlier this year, the compact is all grown up now, while offering a wider choice of trims (for instance, the new Active trim takes things further than ever before). However, the hottest version available at the moment is the ST Line, with the proper ST set to land next year. But what about the new Focus RS? (Or is that a rebranded Speed 3?)

Well, as you've already figured out, it's a bit early to discuss such matters, especially since the 2020 Focus ST is still a topic for our spy section. The RS version of the Blue Oval machine is typically reserved for the end of the machine's life cycle, so it shouldn't show up until the facelift version is released.

Then again, it's never too much for the Internet to dream about such a majestic hot hatch, which is why an Instagram label has come up with a rendering of the next-gen Focus RS.

The automotive producer has made a major step ahead with the outgoing Focus RS, moving front an intelligent front-wheel-drive setup to all-wheel-drive. And we're expecting the all-paw hardware to stay for the new generation.

As for the output of the uber-hatch, this should jump from the current 350 hp to north of 400 ponies. After all, (more or less direct) competitors like the Audi RS3 and the Mercedes-AMG A45 have shown that a 4XX output is nothing strange for the hot hatch segment.

Nevertheless, with the standard Focus now available in eight-speed auto trim, the two-pedal approach could make its way into the RS.

And it's no surprise that the Mk IV Focus RS is expected to pack some form of hybridization.

Then again, with Ford's philosophy being to make technology affordable to a wide audience, we're expecting the company to find a balance between the said tech goodies and the ever-booming vehicle prices, which push the limits of how much customers are paying for a compact, even when stellar performance is in question.

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I love my Mk3 and have no interest in hybrids. Battery packs, automatic of some kind, and driving nannies. I/we have pure cars. The mk3 will be in my arage for decades :D
 

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Can't believe how much it looks like a Mazda
Well the engine in the RS is a Mazda derivative.
The body shell just completes the whole picture from internally to externally.
 

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Ya amazing rendering, take the mk3 wing,diffuser,wheels and exhaust and slap it on the new body style, hard work there. Artist deserves a raise. Who cares what it looks like, we won't be able to taste that fruit anyway in NA, unless the new CEO has some kind of dream that changes his mind. Peeved :(
 

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Well the engine in the RS is a Mazda derivative.
The body shell just completes the whole picture from internally to externally.
If by Mazda you mean Volvo, Jag, and Land Rover then yes it's a Mazda derivative.

My understanding is the EcoBoost engines are built and derived from the purchase of those three companies.
They stripped their technology and re-sold them again to the Chinese.
I know Ford used to do business with Mazda, but that was a long time ago.
If there was any Mazda tech in the engines it's long gone.

Nevermind did a quick google search, you're right ecoboost 2 and 2.3 are Mazda L engine derivatives.

Taken from Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda#Partnership_with_Ford_Motor_Company

Partnership with Ford Motor Company
From 1974 to 2015, Mazda had a partnership with the Ford Motor Company, which acquired a 24.5% stake in 1979, upped to a 33.4% ownership of Mazda in May 1995.[13] Under the administration of Alan Mulally, Ford gradually divested its stake in Mazda from 2008 to 2015, with Ford holding 2.1% of Mazda stock as of 2014[14] and severing most production as well as development ties.
 

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I hope Ford decides to spring for some unique flared arches for the next RS. Not the tacked on kind but the kind that are built into the body.
I'd be very surprised to see that... unfortunately that requires a new bodyside stamping die, which is an extremely costly proposition for a limited-run variant.
 
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