Ford Focus Is the Best-Selling Car in the World in 2012

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Ford Focus is the best-selling car in the world in 2012 with 1,020,410 units sold, the Blue Oval company announced today, quoting Polk's global new vehicle registration data.
China and the United States were the best markets for the Ford Focus last year, playing a major role in the compact car’s global success. China registrations were up 51 percent last year, while American sales have gained 40 percent. In addition, Polk data has unveiled that the Ford Fiesta was the best-selling subcompact in 2012, with 723,130 registrations.

“Focus and Fiesta represent the culmination of our One Ford global product strategy,” said Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president, global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln. “Our global products are resonating with consumers – especially in the best-selling, most competitive segments – with their unique combination of fuel efficiency, high quality, rich content and fun-to-drive personalities. Through One Ford, we’re able to bring economies of scale and fantastic value to customers all around the world.”

The Blue Oval also claimed a third spot in Polk’s Top 10 best-selling cars last year, thanks to its F-Series lineup, which totaled 785,630 trucks. America’s best-selling pickup truck for 36 straight years was ranked third among all vehicles sold worldwide in 2012.
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