I think ST is where they should have drawn the line. The RS works in Europe because they consider Fusion to be a large car and anything bigger than that HUGE! Focus continues to be a sales leader there because it’s a sweet spot for their infrastructure. Here in the states it’s obviously that it’s a tiny car compared to our infrastructure. It’s also considered to be a starter car for a young person, not something you buy when you’ve “made it” and you’re ready to buy a status car.This is me. The RS was really appealing, but I couldn't justify dropping $40k on a Focus with 19 inch summer tires and potential engine issues. Went with a last model year Focus ST for half the price and couldn't be happier.