A new era for fast Fords is dawning with the start of production of the all-new Focus RS performance hatch.
Ford expects to produce 41,000 performance cars for Europe in 2016, up from 29,000 in 2015. This represents an increase of 40 per cent year-over-year, and comes after 2015 sales of performance vehicles in Europe showed a 62 per cent increase compared with 2014.
Among models driving demand are the all-new Focus RS, the first of which has just rolled off the production line in Saarlouis, Germany; the Ford Mustang sports car for which Ford has now taken more than 13,000 orders in Europe (including 2,650 in the UK); and the Focus ST and Fiesta ST hot hatch models.
With the all-new Ford GT still to come, Ford offers the most comprehensive range of performance models from compact hatchbacks to high performance supercars.