VIDEO: Ford Focus RS Debuts In America; Ram Unveils Texas Ranger Edition

2016 Ford Focus RS

Ford Focus RS

The Ford Focus RS is finally coming to America. The automaker is bringing its hot European hatchback stateside and the U.S. version will churn out more than 315-horsepower thanks to a 2.3 Liter EcoBoost engine.

“Customers have begged for the Focus RS to come to the United States for years,” said Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company. “And now we can say that they are getting one of the most innovative, powerful and best-looking RS cars ever. That is special.”

The Focus RS will make its American debut at the New York International Auto Show in April and will go on sale in North America next Spring.

Chevy Malibu Hybrid

Chevy says it will offer a 2016 Malibu Hybrid, which borrows technology from its popular electric Volt vehicle.

“The 2016 Malibu Hybrid will offer impressive fuel economy, exceptional driving characteristics and gorgeous styling,” said Jesse Ortega, Chevrolet Malibu chief engineer. “Besides leveraging innovation from the Chevrolet Volt, the Malibu Hybrid also has unique features that help improve aerodynamics, like upper and lower grille air shutters to improve airflow and a reduced ride height, all of which help reduce fuel consumption.”

Chevy says the Malibu Hybrid edition will get a combined fuel economy rating of 45 mpg. It will go on sale in Spring of 2016.

Ram Texas Ranger Edition

Ram is honoring Texas lawmen with a concept truck. It’s called the Ram 1500 Texas Ranger Edition. It honors the historic Texas law enforcement agency and commemorates Ram’s 2014 partnership announcement with both theTexas Ranger organization and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.

“The Ram team developed this commemorative concept truck in order to further highlight our relationship with the Texas Rangers and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO – Ram Truck, FCA US LLC. “Although Rangers are well-known horsemen, today Texans drive more pickups than drivers in any other state in the country.”

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The truck is all Texas Ranger, inside and out. Designers incorporated the Texas Ranger iconic star badge wherever they could, from the wheels to the console to the seat. Oh, and we can’t forget the badging on the gauge cluster splash screen.

While it’s technically a one-of-a-kind concept that will tour Texas and help build awareness for the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and Museum, Ram says it hasn’t ruled out a possible production run in the future.  So if you like what you see, stay tuned!

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