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    2020 Ford Focus RS and beyond is officially DEAD!

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    RS engineer shifts Focus

    Tyrone Johnson, former Ford RS chief engineer and Engineering Hero winner at the 2016 Autocar awards, has a new role at HyundaiKia. Johnson takes over Albert Biermann’s role as head of vehicle integration. Biermann becomes global head of R&D.

    Raj Nair is gone, Jamal Hameedi went to Jaguar, and now Tyrone Johnson has jumped ship for Hyundai/Kia! Is Ford Performance now dead?

    Thoughts?

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    Time to buy a Kia Stinger then?

    Kia swooped some good people from BMW, Audi to make the stinger.
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    the RS has been around a lot longer then Tyrone has been at Ford so I'm not worried

    now the RS coming to the US again I knew wasn't going to happen since they announced RS sales were not as high as they wanted ( because of dealer markup )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ankah View Post
    now the RS coming to the US again I knew wasn't going to happen since they announced RS sales were not as high as they wanted ( because of dealer markup )
    I think that has a lot more to do with Ford dropping sedans and hatches in the US than anything else.

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    I'm still holding out hope that some of the original media release when production was moving to China still holds true as an option. That part being "with later trims from Europe being possible". While I know they were not happy with wrong parts having to be installed to deliver them on time and how dealerships handling them, they did sell every one of them, even if still on a dealer lot, Ford sold the car to them at the price Ford wanted for it. So I do not think it is out the realm of possibility for us to get another, maybe not the mk4, but we should see another.
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    Ford is about to be a boring, garbage company save for a few SVT cars which will inevitably have some serious reliability concerns here or there *cough* head gasket *cough*

    Seriously, Itll be a long time before I throw money at another Ford, and I was a hardcore blue oval fanboy for the first 15 years of having a license. If I had the money I'd purchase another RS and then just drive that til it dies or Ford gets their heads out of their asses. Oh well.
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    Terrible news.
    What a loss..
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    Not surprising in the least. Hameedi was behind the Voodoo motor so it’s bad news all around. But Ford Performance is largely defunct now. They are chasing the EV deal like everyone else. Consumer market is being shaped around millennials A to Z. They aren’t interested in cars. Automobile mfr’s are already saying the future is in subscription services. Apple is saying the future is in subscription services. Sorry but this younger demographic largely doesn’t care about performance cars. They want an appliance complete with gizmos, and driving nannies. Hence Ford catering to their base, truck owners. So many are dumping cars for CUV’s as well. So this news isn’t surprising at all. You can see the change in many other things besides automobiles.
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    The car industry is going through a major shift right now, how on earth any city person finds a SUV enjoyable or required is beyond me, but they obviously believe they are great as they are buying them. I am happy to have a new RS so I will be good for a while, what is available and attractive at an affordable price in say 5 years I do not know. I hope it as at least a hybrid sedan with good performance and without some sort of GPS speed control with automatic fine in the mail.
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