Pricing details for Ford’s flagship Focus RS hatchback may have leaked ahead of schedule.
The company’s website briefly listed the RS with a starting price of $35,730. The incomplete configurator was spotted by Jalopnik and subsequently pulled from the website.
If the accidental leak is accurate, buyers will have options for a navigation system, sunroof, Michelin Cup tires and special 19-inch alloy wheels. Picking every upgrade option is said to bring the price up to $42,275.
The reported figures represent a near doubling of the current Focus Hatchback‘s entry price of $18,960 (excluding Ford’s $875 freight charge). The price is slightly higher than the $34,695 sticker on a Subaru WRX STI, but below the $36,595 MSRP for the Volkswagen Golf R.
Ford recently confirmed that the Focus RS will deliver 345 horsepower and 324 lb-ft of torque, giving the hatchback a power advantage over both the STI and the Golf R. It will also be quicker to 60 mph, reaching the benchmark speed in 4.5 seconds — a half-second less than the rivals.
The Focus RS should arrive in showrooms early next year.
Live images by Ronan Glon.