The Chevrolet Sonic RS features a standard 1.4-liter turbo with 138hp/103kW and 148 lb-ft/200Nm. A 6-speed automatic or manual is available.
The Mark III Ford Focus RS will have more power and torque than both the Volkswagen Golf R and the Subaru Impreza WRX STI.
The Renault Sandero RS 2.0 has a 108kW (145hp) engine, 6-speed manual, 4-wheel disc brakes and sportier suspension. It will be a Latin America-only model.
The Mark II Ford Focus RS employed turbocharged 2.5-litre 5-cylinder engine borrowed from Volvo. The FWD car had a mind-bending 224kW/440Nm.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS houses a 363kW/380Nm 4-litre 6-cylinder boxer engine hooked up to the rear wheels via a PDK dual-clutch transmission.
The third generation Ford Focus RS has made its big debut. It’s the first of its kind to have AWD, a 4-cylinder engine and a 5-door hatchback body style.
The third generation Ford Focus RS will, for the first time, be a global car, will feature all-wheel drive and be a five-door hatch.
Ford has confirmed that the third generation Ford Focus RS will be available in USA, Canada and, indeed, much of the world.