The Ford Focus has become the world's best selling car over the first six months of 2012.
The new Focus has shipped almost half a million units in the first half of this year and has overtaken the Toyota Corolla to take the top spot.
It is partly due to this being the first in a line of global models that Ford has revealed, marking the start of a new approach to production.
From the Focus onwards, Ford aims to make as many models as possible identical in every country the car is sold in.
Ford will hope to continue the fine sales of the Focus - and it could well become the first car in a long while to beat the Toyota Corolla over a whole year.