The new generation of the Ford Fiesta RS is almost ready to hit the market. The new model is expected to be more appealing, sleeker, and sportier than the vehicle it replaces. The Fiesta RS is considered to be one of the most successful models in Ford’s lineup. Since Ford wants the vehicle to stay competitive, they decided to introduce some changes for the 2015 model year. We expect the new generation to be as popular as its predecessor because there will be many refreshments in terms of exterior, interior, and engine of it. Read the article below to find out more details about the 2015 Ford Fiesta RS.
2015 Fiesta RS Exterior
The most proper words to describe the exterior design of the 2015 Ford Fiesta RS would be hostile and sharp. When you see the 2015 model, you will see many novelties that enhance general look of the vehicle. The company will probably borrow some of the design cues of the WRC race car. The front fascia of the vehicle will be decorated with a new, trapezoidal grille. We also expect to see refreshed side air dams along with a protruding splitter. The rear end will get a massive roof spoiler that will probably be smaller than the one you saw on the WEC but larger than ST’s unit. It will also get new side skirts and a set of lightweight wheels. It will be easily recognizable by its unique design cues and by “RS” badge on its body.
Interior of 2015 Ford Fiesta RS
The cabin of the 2015 Ford Fiesta RS will be equipped with a great number of features, racing-like ones. As for the seats, those will be excellently designed Recaro sports seats wrapped in motorsport microfiber. There will also be a flat-bottomed steering wheel and alloy sports pedals. A redesigned shifter is also expected. An additional instrument cluster should also come since the company takes the performance lineage more seriously. One of the greatest thing is that a new SYNC connectivity with an eight-inch touchscreen display will be available as standard.
2015 Ford Fiesta RS Engine
The greatest improvement of the 2015 Ford Fiesta RS arrives in the form of a new, more powerful engine. The newcomer will have a brand-new engine. Company engineers are currently working hard to improve the Fiesta ST’s turbocharged, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. The engine has the capacity to squeeze up to 197 ponies and 202 pound-feet of torque in the ST model, and we expect even greater output in the RS model. We dare to say that the output will be around 240 horses and 250 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to the enhanced engine and other tweaks, the newcomer will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 6 seconds. The question is, whether or not the will the new Ford Fiesta RS get an AWD system? If you ask us, we think that an AWD won’t be available, primarily because extra weight comes with AWD and the vehicle would be less fun to drive. Yet, who knows?