FORD FOCUS RS EARNS AUTOGUIDE.COM 2017 CAR OF THE YEAR HONORS
DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 13, 2016– The hot performance hatchback, Ford Focus RS, has just been named winner of the AutoGuide.com 2017 Car of the Year award.
Newly available in North America, Focus RS more than impressed the auto experts at AutoGuide.com.
“Ford Focus RS is one of those rare cars that gets massive hype, then still delivered beyond our wildest expectations,” said Jonathan Yarkony, group editorial director for AutoGuide. “Not only is it a great deal on paper as a practical, all-wheel-drive hatchback, but it leaps right to the top of the hot-hatch segment with 350 horsepower, an enthusiast’s-choice manual transmission and, best of all, its engaging character.”
Over five days of intense back-to-back testing in Southern California, Ford Focus RS battled some fierce competition to bring home the top prize.
“It’s an honor to earn the Car of the Year award from AutoGuide.com,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance. “The success of Focus RS throughout 2016 is testament to the entire Ford team who put all of their energy into creating such a special car that captures the hearts of driving enthusiasts everywhere.”