Every time we’ve mentioned the Ford Focus RS, we’ve also had to bite down hard and mention that it wasn’t coming to North America. But maybe whining does help us get our way, because when the next-generation international Ford Focus shows up in the U.S. in 2010, the next-generation RS may not be too far behind.

There still are plenty of hurdles in the way. For starters North America has to first show a strong demand for the new Focus before the RS is considered, and also what about the quote from the ford insider that said the current Focus RS was, "likely to be the last car of this type you will see from Ford."

Ford we at TopSpeed are giving you an open invitation to let us help you do whatever it takes to bring a 305 hp hot hatch here (we’re not above sacrificing interns.)


Source: Automotive News

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  (233) posted on 08.23.2009

well i hate to admit it but she’s on of those conservative domestic people with the americas the best mentality lol... not really open to anything she doesn’t already know just like most other people over here

AK47  (1024) posted on 08.21.2009

Thats one of the things I don’t get. The Germans make unreliable cars but people still buy them but they DO complain about the reliability. Those who buy domestics on the other hand, never mind that their cars are unreliable, they still don’t want to hear anything against it. This is something I’ve noticed with Cadillacs, I mean you hear all these stuff about how great they are and people recomend that you buy them but there is a small group who say the opposite and they turn out to be right. So the manufacturers will think, lets continue giving them half ar$ed vehicles, we know they’ll buy it. I mean come on! A Mustang with a live rear suspension costs 30K+ and a Challenger actually has a truck engine! These are the sportscars that the big 3 offer? Thats 370Z and BMW 1 series money, not to mention the EVOs and STis which cost in the high 20s these days what with all the discounts. Or the hot hatch speed 3.

Meaning no disrespect for your mum of course.

AK47  (233) posted on 08.16.2009

agreed. i tried to reason with my mom telling her to sell her ford excusion with a 6.8 v-10 which is completely unnecessary for a mazda 3 hatch or subaru hatch. she was like its way too small. she only drives two kids around and one starts driving in january lol. 10mpg thats so awesome haha.

but yea my parents are like be american buy american. personally i think the reason the detroit 3 are goin to is bc there cars cant compete with the imports efficiency driveability or comfort

AK47  (1024) posted on 04.8.2009

The simple reason that Ford doesn’t bring hatches is because Americans hate the idea of driving anything small or practical. This hatch may be the best car Ford has come up with but people will still prefer the Mustangs, which this car can probably outperform in every area except maybe for straight line acceleration. They would rather buy two ton sportscars with laughable Hemis because of the noise it makes. They would rather drive SUVs than wagons, which are far more practical and efficient than than big hunkering SUV which don’t even have a real purpose.

These people are the reason the Detroit makers are going down.

AK47  (233) posted on 04.7.2009

if ford really wanted to bring up sales... one bring this car to the U.S. with a price tag in the 25k range... then make the mustang at least a 5.4 liter with DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder... that alone would raise the hp to the 350 range... possibly higher. but hey i guess anyone who knows a little bit about cars is too smart to work at ford bc they dont want to have to pay anyone that much so they keep their uneducated mechanics on board... great

Myles_Kornblatt  (169) posted on 04.7.2009

Also wouldn’t "hot Volvo" be an oxymoron like "jumbo shrimp"

Myles_Kornblatt  (19) posted on 04.7.2009

ford already killed the 300hp hot hatch in america when it made volvo detune the c30 because it didn’t want its sales cutting into mustangs. which is retarded since every other car the mustange class now offers more hp on their base models than on the GT. haha stupid ford..

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