Ford Focus the Best Selling Car in the World in 2012

Ford Focus the Best Selling Car in the World in 2012

The car bought by more consumers than any other last year was none other than the Ford Focus.

Having just announced its list of the Top 10 best selling cars globally, the industry analysts at Polk placed the Focus at the top with a total of 1,020,410 units sold. Contributing significantly to the car’s success was China, which represents slightly more than one-in-four Focus models sold. Sales in China for 2012 were up 5 percent for the year, while the U.S registrations also boosted the compact car’s numbers, rising 40 percent over 2011.

Adding to its success, two more of Ford’s products appear on the top 10 list with the Fiesta in sixth place overall with 723,130 units sold, while the F-Series trucks take third place with 785,630 units sold.

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“Focus and Fiesta represent the culmination of our One Ford global product strategy,” said Ford global marketing chief Jim Farley. “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.”

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