American automaker Ford Motor Company has confirmed that a next generation Fiesta RS model is in production and will be launched as the 2017 Ford Fiesta RS. This vehicle will be available in sedan and hatchback type bodies and will be made in Germany. This vehicle will combine the best of both worlds and bring to the market a revolutionary new standard for cars. This hallmark model will boast of modern architectural design, enhanced level of performance, fuel economy and best in class interior work. This seventh generation model promises features that have everyone excited for its launch.
2017 Ford Fiesta RS Interior and Exterior
The interior of 2017 Ford Fiesta RS will have a spacious cabin, luxurious electronic components and comfortable leather seats. There will also be added head and legroom alongside additional space for cargo. Its steering wheels shall be of sporty shift-lever and pedals. Chrome elements will adorn various places inside of the vehicle, which will further enhance the class of this vehicle.
Technology wise, we can expect a host of improvements over its predecessor, and come with features such as navigation, heat controlled seats, rear view parking sensors, power front view mirror and safety airbags for every passenger. There will also be a best in class stereo system fitted that comprises of 6 speakers. There is MP3 player, connectivity tools like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi as well as an electronic sunroof in the higher trim variant.
Exterior visual of 2017 Ford Fiesta RS will appeal to the masses owing to its familiar platform on which it is based. There will be an addition of LED lights on both front and rear end of the vehicle alongside a refreshed new grille design. Sleeker air intakes and distinguishable curves on its body will lend a muscular new look to its overall appearance. It goes without saying that this car will attain an aerodynamic shape that will aid in better handling.
2017 Ford Fiesta RS Engine Specs
The 2017 Ford Fiesta RS offers a wide range of engines to choose from and come in front-engine and front-wheel drive systems. There are supposed to be a whopping 9 gasoline and 6 diesel engine variants that will have something for everyone. It is likely that all these engines might be not be available all at once but will be put on offer gradually. The engine versions are:
1.6 litre Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine producing 120 hp and 122 lb-ft of torque
1.6 litre EcoBoost Ti-VCT Turbo engine producing 195 hp and 215 lb-ft of torque
2.0 litre Duratec Ti-VCT gasoline engine producing 196 hp and 220 lb-ft of torque
These will come paired with a 5-speed and 6-speed Powershift auto transmission that averages 28 mpg for city and 38 mpg for highway drive.
2017 Ford Fiesta RS Price and Release Date
The 2017 Ford Fiesta RS would compete with cars such as Mazda 2 and Kia Rio, it will be priced around $15,000 for the base version. It is still unclear when this model will see the light of the day, but we expect it to be around late 2016.