Focus is World’s Best Selling Car
By James Mosley
Focus is World’s Best Selling Car 2013
It’s official, the Focus has retained its crown as the world’s best selling vehicle nameplate for the full year in 2013, according to the Polk full year vehicle registration data from IHS automotive.
Focus registrations were actually up by 8.1 percent from 2012 with 1,097,618 cars sold worldwide in 2013, up from an already impressive 1,014,965 in 2012. Europe accounted for 317,110 sales last year whilst China now accounts for one in three of all Focus sales globally.
“It is remarkable to see Focus again lead the industry as the number one-selling vehicle nameplate on the planet,” said Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president, Ford Motor Company Global Marketing, Sales and Service. “With the new car, we’ve raised the bar again, showcasing Ford’s commitment to continuous improvement – adding better technology for drivers and a sleeker, more modern exterior across the entire Focus family.”
Ford has manufacturing plants located across four continents with facilities in Germany, the United States, Russia, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan and Argentina with a combined capacity to build 1.5 million cars annually or a mind blowing two per second. Since its original launch back in 1998, the Ford has sold more than 12 million Focus models around the globe.