New lavish interior gives hot hatch a luxurious dimension.
The Ford Focus RS is one of the hottest hatchbacks you can buy right now, but it isn’t exactly luxurious. That said, the cabin is spacious, comfortable, and has a generous amount of head room at the back. To make the cabin even better, Carlex Design, which has designed a new lavish interior the Focus RS that adds more luxury while still complementing the car’s sporty character. Standard materials have been replaced with genuine leather, while the car’s rally style is reflected with dynamic seams used on the seats and door panels.
Elsewhere, leather upholstery has also been applied to the handbrake, gear shifter, and center console with contrasting yellow accents. The steering wheel has also been covered with premium perforated leather, which should feel great to hold while putting the Focus RS through its paces.
No modifications have been made to the powertrain, however. As standard, the Focus RS is powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that sends 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels.
Rumors also suggest the next Focus RS will be a hybrid hot hatch with 400 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque on tap. It will also reportedly be around 110 pounds lighter and around 50 mm longer, which means more rear legroom for passengers. Sadly, we won’t get to see it because Ford is killing off the Focus part of its plans to scrap every current passenger car in its US line-up apart from the Mustang.