Time for a Wobbles type post.
If Ford is smart and worried so much about margins, they’ll make performance versions of the Focus Active. It’d be a great way to cash in on parts already developed for the European market.
Focus ST - 275hp 2.0T
Focus RS - 400hp 2.3T hybrid AWD
American Focus Active :
Focus Active STX - 275hp 2.0T AWD
Focus Raptor - 350hp 2.3T AWD
Is a Focus Raptor a bit of a stretch? Sure but the original Raptor was too.
If Ford makes the Crosstrek WRX and STI that Subaru won’t, they have a chance to make the same kind of splash that the original Raptor made.