Ford remains best-selling new vehicle in the world

Ford Focus ST Becomes Europe's Top-Selling Hot HatchFORD’s Focus remains the best-selling vehicle in the world.

With global vehicle registrations up 18 per cent compared to the same period in 2012, data from Polk’s latest analysis of global registrations shows 288,724 Focus vehicles were registered in the first quarter ending March 31.

These results are due to a strong demand in key markets including the UK, Brazil and China.

Focus registrations in the UK for the quarter totalled at 25,081 vehicles, while Brazil experienced an increase of 18 per cent with 7,227 Focus models registered during the period.

Meanwhile, China saw 104,065 Focus’ registered in first quarter of 2013, representing an increase of 153 per cent compared to 2012.

Vice president, marketing, sales and service of Ford Europe, Roelant Waard, said: ‘The statistics speak for themselves. Our global Focus has struck a chord with customers around the world.’

He added: ‘Continual development has been critical to the Focus’ global success, as demonstrated by the new Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost with 99 g/km CO2 that will launch in Europe early next year.’

 

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