Ford Focus RS has 1000 UK orders

Published: 11 September 2008

London motor show video

Ford UK has confirmed its dealers have received more than 1000 orders for the new Focus RS, despite the rampant hot hatch having only been unveiled at the British motor show two months ago. By way of comparison, Ford UK only sold 2200 previous-generation Focus RS models in two whole years.

Is that new green hue popular on the Ford Focus RS?

According to Ford, 40 percent of customers have requested the Electric Green paint (pictured in CAR’s exclusive photoshoot above), while Frozen White and Electric Blue have also been popular choices. There’s been no word on ASBO Orange just yet…

As well as the choice of colour, punters can spec a Lux pack, a premium sat-nav system and leather, though we’d recommend sticking with the standard trim on the excellent Recaros.

If Ford can make the numbers work the Focus RS should start at sub-£25k, while customers are due to get the first cars in summer 2009.

Scroll down the page to the embedded player to view our video of the new and old Ford Focus RS models