Originally Posted by catmando
An October ST release might be a good strategic plan for Ford. That would allow for a slow production ramp up and allow the car to get out in the media and generate a buzz. That slow ramp up could be ideal to make sure the car is really ready for prime time. Come spring 2013 sales might sky rocket and production could be ramped up without any quality glitches. My plan would be get one for good weather use only and keep my 2006 ST as a daily driver.
Interesting observation and do we really anticipate any major glitches with the ST coming to North America? Afterall, the Focus ST has existed in Europe for some time and we know it will not be a trim level rather a brand of it's own so will this high-performance model be significantly different from what's already available in Europe?