Ford showcased four different versions of the new Focus at its launch event in London, revealing the fourth generation of its family car in ST-Line, Titanium, Vignale and Active trim. 

Lovely. Now, can we talk about the versions Ford didn’t feature? You know, the performance ones?

Right. Well. The official line, as you’ll know if you’ve read our comprehensive launch story, is that while a Focus ST is definitely coming, a Focus RS has been considered but not yet signed off by the board. The unofficial line, as Autocar has exclusively revealed, is that a future Focus RS is set to feature a 400bhp mild-hybrid version of the current Focus RS’s 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.