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