We’ve written much about the staggering performance of the Focus RS, and how it’s packing in an industry leading punch with both specs and class-leading features. But beyond this there’s also the topic of costs when insuring such a meaty vehicle, in addition to the security that that comes along as standard with the RS.
The Focus RS has always made for a lucrative draw for would be car thieves; not only does the current version come with a price tag of nearly £30,000, but the beefed up performance of the car additionally makes it one that is easy to shift on to a black market full of eager buyers. Keeping your Focus RS fully insured and as secure as possible is then a consideration for any owner. The RS boasts the addition of a Thatcham Category 1 alarm. This sophisticated bit of kit will protect your vehicle from the moment you double-lock the car. Should anyone so must as attempt a forced break-in, or if the alarm system detects inside movement, then your RS will let you know all about it in ear splitting detail.
The Focus RS (2016)
Given that the RS of 2016 has been beefed up as compared to its 2009 predecessor it’s unsurprising that this car has jumped up the insurance category ladder, landing within the UK Insurance Group 40A.
The Focus RS (2009-2010)
The Focus RS of 2009-2010 was, as the RS of today is, a tidy, highly powered bit of kit. It therefore was placed within the insurance category number 38 (out of a possible 50).
For comparison we have listed a few cars within the same insurance group bracket as the Focus RS.
|Infiniti Q50 Sport 2.2d||2143cc||£32,720|
|BMW 3 Series 330d xDrive SE Auto||2993cc||£35,605|
|Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2.2 Diesel R-Sport||2179cc||£36,495|
|BMW 5 Series 528i SE Auto||1997cc||£36,570|
|BMW 3 Series Touring 330d xDrive SE Auto||2993cc||£36,920|
|BMW Z4 sDrive28i M Sport||1997cc||£37,390|
|Porsche Boxster 2.7||2706cc||£38,810|
|BMW 5 Series Touring 528i SE Auto||1997cc||£38,895|
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