Bunch of hooey and hearsay if you ask me. That article quotes a UK-based Automotive Express article, which states the starting UK price as £25k . Which is about $40k in USD. In any case, there's very little chance, if any, that the RS will see the US market.
Mine: 2002 Focus SVT: 142k, Sonic Blue, #1654, All Options
Mods: Tom's Tune, Borla, HFC, STS, Painted Machs, Euro Grill, FRPP Springs
Hers: 2010 Focus SES: 67k, Ebony, Auto, Moon and Tune