Will the next Ford Focus RS feature a diesel engine?

James Baggott

The next Ford Focus RS is highly likely to have a potent diesel engine as well as a petrol unit, Autoblog has learned. Ford of Britain sales director John Wellsman has told us he believes a diesel option would 'double sales' of the car in the UK.

'A diesel version would work very well in the RS,' Wellsman said. 'Running costs were expensive on the outgoing RS – especially fuel – a diesel would change that.