The 2018 Ford Focus RS in Watertown, CT


Fulfill Your Need for Speed in the 2018 Ford Focus RS


If you're on the lookout for a stronger and sleeker vehicle to provide ample power and handling in the greater Waterbury area, our staff at Shaker's Family Ford is eager to introduce one of the latest models to our showroom: the 2018 Ford Focus RS! European car enthusiasts can lay their wishes to rest because this new vehicle offers the sleek, hatchback frame of the Focus RS at North American Ford dealerships that's sure to finally scratch your performance driving itch. With plenty of power to draw from and fantastic handling to experience, this is a model built with its drivers in mind.

What's New for 2018?

We're saddened to announce that the 2018 Ford Focus RS will be the last we'll see of this hatchback, as Toyota will discontinue it after 2018; otherwise, there are some new changes to look out for in this 2018 model. The limited-edition models will only come in two colors - Nitrous Blue and Race Red - and there are now gloss-black features on exterior elements like the roof, mirror caps, and rear roof spoiler. You'll find RS logos on the side wings, 19-inch wheels are now standard, and there's a new limited-slip differential for the front axle. Additionally, the RS2 package now comes standard, giving you leather-trimmed Recaro racing seating seats with heating up front, voice-activated navigation, and carbon fiber elements on the door handles, handbrake lever, and around the turbo-boost gauge. While we're not happy about this model's discontinuation, we're excited that this is easily the best Focus RS yet.

Ford Focus RS: A Bold and Sporty Hatchback Solution

Within the racing-focused exterior design of the Focus RS is a 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that is also known to Ford owners as the Mustang's EcoBoost powertrain option. While it is known for being a fuel-efficient engine choice in our popular muscle car, in the Ford Focus RS it manages to propel its drivers forward with both an outstanding 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Its torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system actively routes power to wheels with ease to eliminate any slips or loss of traction - further emphasizing this model's rally ambitions. Rounding out the performance potential is the Drive Mode Selector, which optimizes the vehicle's performance for additional "Sport" or "Track" focuses.


On the inside, the Focus RS takes the breath of its passengers away with its Recaro leather seating. Long-time Focus owners won't feel intimidated by a completely new design as the RS is still based off of the latest base model, but it certainly can stand on its own with the added carbon-fiber inserts and colored trim pieces. While it's not the leading factor for our eager customers in Waterbury, Bristol or Southington to choose the Focus RS, it certainly helps to smooth the transition.

Stand Out with Ride that is Truly Rally Inspired

Just like the 2018 Ford Focus that it enhances, the Focus RS comes complete with a slew of driver assistance features to make navigating through New Milford or Naugatuck a breeze. With ultrasonic sensors and radar-equipped monitoring systems in place for each time you're behind the wheel, you'll find having a vehicle that is current with your surroundings to be a blessing you never knew you had. Not to mention the superb SYNC® infotainment system with a touchscreen audio display, which has received plenty of upgrades to ensure a smartphone-esque interface that is easy to use yet distraction-free.

Has the sights and sounds of this exciting Focus model have you interested to find one of your own? Simply plan to visit our team in Watertown, where we're conveniently located at 831 Straits Turnpike. You'll be surprised by the peppy and thrilling ride that is awaiting your visit as we speak, so don't hold back any further and stop in today!