Thursday, February 18, 2016

Winter Tire Package for the Focus RS

Winter Tire Package for the Focus RS

PEKIN, Ill. – Good news! We know you’ve been dreaming about the all-new Ford Focus RS, and there’s even more to love about this vehicle now. Ford just made us a little more anxious about the release date by announcing the optional Winter Tire Package for the Focus RS.

The Winter Tire Package for the Focus RS is the ultimate driving addition for fun in the snow. The package is the first ever winter tire add-on that is offered through the original equipment manager in North America.

Winter Tire Package for the Focus RS

To create this package, new standards had to be put in place for vehicle testing for quality assurance. When a vehicle is normally tested, it goes through a bunch of trials with the production parts. Now, with the winter package, it’s not only important that it can stand up to harsh temperatures but it needs to perform well in the snow too.

Ford engineers took the Focus RS, with the full winter tire package, to Northern Michigan and Sweden for quality testing. The RS went through a number of procedures that tested every setup and snowy condition any other set of winter tires would be tested on.

After all the testing, Ford picked a 225/40R18 Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 tire that is mounted to a 18x7.5-inch wheel. The great news for those interested in this package is that it won’t change the fierce, sporty style of the current RS because the tires actually look very alike. Even better news – the tires make it possible for drivers to add chains to the tires if they so choose.

This optional winter tire package for the Focus RS will become available when the RS comes to dealerships. Only select dealers will have it available and ready to install. If you're in the market for a fun and fast car right now, check out the 2016 Ford Mustang. Come to Velde Ford to take a test drive in one today. We’re excited to find the perfect vehicle for you to take home today!

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