Above and beyond the planned Mondeo ST, the RS will meet its Focus stablemate at the pinnacle of Fordís European performance arm. With Volkswagen and Mazda arriving with newer RS and MPS versions, the hi-performance, sub-prestige market has become an attractive alternative to base-model prestige offerings. That is to say, for example, a buyer of a Mercedes-Benz E-Class may be lured to a Passat R32; for the same reason, Mercedes has marketed the new C-Class with a coupe grille in the search for these more youthful parts of the market.
Back to Ford, the RS is rumoured to be sporting a tuned version of the Volvo turbo six that will make its way into the ST and XR6 (Australian Market) models. Visually, expect it to sit firmly away from the standard model with cues that reflect the original Iosis concept that debuted Ford's current 'Kinetic' design language. You can notice lines that segment the lower intake rejoin the grille and bonnet, like the concept. It will ride on 19 inch wheels and will sport a subtle boot spoiler, like the ST.
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