In this autumn’s “we sold more cars than you did” news, Ford Focus maintains its leaderships as the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world in the first six months of the year. At least this is what Ford says, and we bet Toyota would beg to differ.
But until the Japanese company jumps in with its own numbers for the Corolla, the Blue Oval company says it has sold 589,709 Focus models from January through June 2013, quoting Polk’s global vehicle registration data. Ford says Focus sales grew 20 percent over the same period last year, primarily due increasing demand from customers in China and other Asian countries. For instance, Focus sold 202,380 units in China, up 137 percent from 2012.
In addition, Ford revealed that the Fiesta is the best-selling subcompact car globally, with 356,434 units registered in the first half of 2013.
Back in April, the Blue Oval company said the Focus was the best-selling car in the world in 2012, with 1,020,410 units sold. Toyota challenged Polk’s result, claiming to have sold 1.16 million Corollas last year.