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It looks on European spec'd RS, there is a rain sensor and whole bunch of other sensors built in.
However I find none on NA spec'd RS.

If anybody can share more information...

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I think the black car is a more finished version than the Nitrous Blue in NA. Another example of this is the black one is the first I've seen with the rear parking sensors installed. Rain sensing wipers are a given AFAIK.
 

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I'll be very surprised if we don't end up getting rain sensing wipers, it's just as needed for the North American market as it is for Europe. Same goes for other tech similar to this.

Maybe this has to do with timing of both shows and what Ford was able to fit both vehicles with?
 

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I surely hope so.

Getting screwed on shell Recaros and now possibility of getting gimped on premium options, that would be really discouraging.
 

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Is it just me or does anyone else think that rain sensing wipers are a complete waste of time, it's just adding weight, complexity and price, I think I can figure out when the wipers need to go on my-self.
 

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Is it just me or does anyone else think that rain sensing wipers are a complete waste of time, it's just adding weight, complexity and price, I think I can figure out when the wipers need to go on my-self.
The short answer, no LOL

https://youtu.be/NlXJ0ZCtfXI

How much weight could a sensor that's mounted on the windscreen behind the mirror actually add? They are in all but the base model Focus and don't necessarily add to the cost. Mine have worked flawlessly for 3 years. It's a nice feature that they speed up whilst driving in rain then slow down automatically as you reduce speed.
 

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original launch car had it as well



The Shanghai car didnt have park sensors either, but it could be the same car as launch

 

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Would have been great if they kept the models they had at the various shows consistent in what they featured, that's if what we're seeing on the original launch car is what will be available world wide.
 

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My guess is they built the NA car after they made the launch car.
That means NA car should be better revision than the launch car yet it's missing some of those features.

Why do I get a feeling that we are going get gimped yet again.
 

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My guess is they built the NA car after they made the launch car.
That means NA car should be better revision than the launch car yet it's missing some of those features.

Why do I get a feeling that we are going get gimped yet again.
Because with just the idea of having a fast focus stamped with an RS badge Ford is set up to win in NA.
 

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My guess is they built the NA car after they made the launch car.
That means NA car should be better revision than the launch car yet it's missing some of those features.

Why do I get a feeling that we are going get gimped yet again.
you're not getting gimped if you don't get rain sensing wipers. You can get rain sensing wipers in s ST if so inclined but you can't get the stonking motor.

Lets stop moaning about secondary fripperies...
 

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At least we don't have to complain about more important things, like why didn't they make it AWD.... thankfully we got that!
 
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