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2010 Ford Focus RS - Click above for a hi-res gallery

Could the North American market finally get the Ford Focus RS? According to the latest reports, it could happen. But not until after the next-generation model debuts in a couple of years. Like the new Fiesta, the next Focus is being developed as a global product, with the North American market in mind as much as those overseas. And with the amalgamation of Ford's performance divisions in the United States and Europe – SVT and Team RS, respectively – an RS version could reach American shores in a few years' time.

According to Automotive News, Ford's global performance guru Hermann Salebauch says the potential for a U.S.-market Focus RS depends entirely on demand. That is, if enough American buyers want an RS, it could happen. So what do you think, should Ford give its home market a smokin' hot hatch based on the next Focus? Leave your thoughts in the comments section because... well... who knows?




[Source: Automotive News]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope they bring this here. The more competition the better. It drives innovation.
      • 6 Years Ago
      YES!
      Ford should have this car here like yesterday.
      If Ford gets products like this here with good quality it would then be Toyota who, Honda what?
      looks like a full blowen rally car. We can use some modern looking exceitment.
      The retro Muscle cars are cool but this is what the younger kids would really want.
      I`m 41 so I`m kinda in between. I would love to have the new Fiesta with a manual transmission, hatch back.
      I have a family so I need my minivan and own a house so my pickup is handy.
      If I were young single or had the disposible income for a third vehicle I would want either this Focus or the Fiesta over the Mustang. Both look like they would be a blast to drive.
      Good job Ford, keep them comming.
      • 6 Years Ago
      US automakers will always be 1 step behind. The car may come to the US in a few years...by the time it arrives on our shores, the Japanese automakers will have already surpassed this car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the looks, so that there puts it on my list. To say if I would buy one would depending on the price then the MPG. I already have a fast AWD car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FORD!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      If they space it out enough from the Fiesta release, I'll probably end up owning a Fiesta first, then upgrade in a couple years to the Focus RS. My Focus ZX3 will be 6 years old when I "upgrade" to the Fiesta when it releases (assuming the 2-door hatch comes from the get-go). :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        No 2-door Fiesta coming. And I am so angry about that...it looks soooooo much better!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wow thanks for the link. I guess I'm just going to have to see what happens. I admit, since I heard the Fiesta might not release the 2-door, I have been looking at other soon to be released cars. If the new RS Focus makes it here that soon, I think my mind is made up.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The next-gen Focus is said to come in 2011, I wouldn't expect RS to come before 2013.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not 100%. But all indications are that. And there are NO shots of the 2-door on the Fiesta minisite, just sedan and 4-door hatch. I even wrote Ford asking if the 2-door was coming and expressing interest. It just looks so much better. And they didn't give me the time of day, just said something like "We listen to customers/thanks for the input"

        Write them!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Then that sounds great!
        • 6 Years Ago
        We know that for sure???? :( Wow, that makes a huge difference to me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Since Ford does not profit from MS3 sales anymore I don't see why not! Go to any Focus enthusiast site and you will see the demand for it!

      Put me next in line!
      • 6 Years Ago
      sounds almost to good to be true, therefore i doubt it. If this is true i hope the lime green color doesn't make it over with the car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have wanted a car like this ever since the days of the RS200. Please bring this car to the US.
      • 6 Years Ago
      YES.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess so, why not? If Chevy can sell the Cobalt SS, this should sell too.
      racingfox016
      • 6 Years Ago
      Finally ford delievers something other then a mustang with performance since the end of the True SVT Era 6 years ago....I'll be at the dealership if anyone needs me.
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