Ford Focus ST to North America ?!?

Postby Lmo » December 22nd, 2012, 9:28 pm

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This article, announcing the imminent sale of the Ford Focus ST in North America, appeared in the Saturday, Dec. 22 edition of the Wall Street Journal; [Focus ST: Why Should Europe Have All the Fun?]

Old news? Can anyone verify?

If we finally get the 250hp ST... can the 350hp RS be far behind? And if it is, may I have the Sta'wagon flavored one? Please.

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Re: Ford Focus ST to North America ?!?

Postby Cyberdemon » December 23rd, 2012, 2:42 pm

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Focus ST is here, they started selling them a few months ago I believe.

http://www.ford.com/cars/focus/focusst/

I don't think we'll be so lucky with the RS...it'd be a very niche vehicle, especially when you have it in a lineup next to a Mustang (which Europe doesn't get). If the economy was doing great I could see them considering transplanting it, but I doubt they'll do it with the way the market is today.

Re: Ford Focus ST to North America ?!?

Postby Mr-914 » December 24th, 2012, 11:24 am

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Lew: We have the Fiesta ST and Focus ST.

Focus: 252 hp out of a turbo 2.0L four. I would prefer the old one's 5 pot myself.

Fiesta: 197 hp out of a 1.6L four.

Station wagons: The world has decided that North Americans do not need these anymore. Volvo has a sweet new V40, but no wagons in America. Subaru has limited wagons to the Outbacks only. Maybe this is what the Mayans were predicting an end to?
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