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When are we going to hear the official pricing announcement, and more information straight from Ford? At the LA Auto Show in November? Or do I really have to wait until the Detroit show in January?

Come on Ford...
 

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I'm guessing at Frankfurt they will make big announcements on other details that we don't know such as pricing.
I'd say few vehicles will be available for the media and journalists for test drives and first drive reviews would be written by then.
I read from another forum that would be when dealer order system will be open as well.
 

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It'll make for a good excuse to go for something aftermarket :D

Anyone planning on upgrading the seats?

Might not have to go "aftermarket" if a supplier sells the stock UK parts in the US. That's what I'm hoping for. A company like Mountune that is backed by ford, to carry items not offered to US dealerships as options like the Recaros. Nothing about it being an emissions item so no real reason it isn't sold in the US market other than maintaining the status of UK RS being better than US because more options. A lot like they did in the past, offering cars in UK that make ours look inferior.
 

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From what I've been reading on the interwebs, US market not to have Recaro seats. Wtf.
no it'll have recaros just potentially not those recaros... probably similar to the ones we get in the mustang... Something about the other ones not meeting crash regs or something...
 

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no it'll have recaros just potentially not those recaros... probably similar to the ones we get in the mustang... Something about the other ones not meeting crash regs or something...
Oh yea? Man, that sucks. Well, if were still getting them I'm sure ford US won't flop and make them lame. I wonder if shelby will get involved with power packages for the RS.. That would be sweet.
 

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Starting to wonder if anyone will be brave enough to customize the factory seats because I sure wouldn't mind having some suede inserts done in diamond stitching.
 

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In the mustang now...



In all honesty I think these are going to be VASTLY more comfortable then the shells Europe will get...

The interior differs little from the Focus ST, save for some RS stickers and a preponderance of blue stitching. Sadly, the Recaro shell seats on the unveil car will not be coming to the U.S. as they do not comply with U.S. safety standards.
 

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Those mustang seats with blue stitching in the Focus RS would be killer, only downside is you'll be sliding around on it more than you would with fabric seats.
 

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The Focus St seats aren't too bad but it would be nice if the RS came with an all leather seat option. Will the RS include an all leather trim option?
 

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The Focus St seats aren't too bad but it would be nice if the RS came with an all leather seat option. Will the RS include an all leather trim option?
All leather in a car you want to throw around will not keep you in your seat. I rather have suede, at least that will help hold you in and just overall do a better job at catering to the experience.
 

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Those mustang seats would be killer.
Unfortunately, these should be what we will be getting here in NA.
ie. Exactly same ones from ST model.
ughhh you had to ruin it for me... I HATE the ST seats...not that they're bad or anything... they're just not sexy ahah
 

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All leather in a car you want to throw around will not keep you in your seat. I rather have suede, at least that will help hold you in and just overall do a better job at catering to the experience.
I think it's dependent on what you plan to do with your RS. I most likely won't be doing anything like Ken Block in my Focus RS so leather sets will work better for me and they are easier to clean.

Suede will be better if you plan to take the RS to the track.
 
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