For many car fans, one of the most appealing types of vehicle on the market is the “hot hatch” – a powerful but still practical hatchback that combines the versatility needed for day-to-day use and the excitement of a much sportier model. And local fans of the hot hatch are in luck – the 2016 Ford Focus RS has begun arriving at U.S. dealerships, and the first one went to a driver right here in San Diego, CA. Jackson Gilmore took the delivery of the first 2016 Ford Focus RS, and he has a lot to love about in this much-anticipated model.

Gilmore raved first and foremost about the incredible power of his new Ford Focus. Using a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine designed for power, the car boasts an amazing 350 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. Not only that, but for drivers lucky enough to get a chance to really let loose, the 2016 Ford Focus RS can reach a top speed of 165 miles per hour. Gilmore also praised the handling of his new ride, as well as the space and versatility that allow him to not only enjoy his drives, but easily accomplish his day-to-day tasks.

Here at Kearny Pearson Ford, we know that a hot hatch is not right for everyone. But we also know that the engineering, craftsmanship, and customer focus that made the 2016 Ford Focus RS so exciting to Gilmore also make any Ford model a great choice for whatever your driving needs are. So whether you want a sporty but practical ride, the toughness of a powerful truck, or the versatility of an SUV, it’s hard to go wrong when you buy a Ford vehicle. San Diego, CA drivers can find out more about why any Ford model is worth getting excited about right here at our local Ford dealership. We’ll see you soon!