Sales of Focus reach 1.5m

Time 7:33 am, May 10, 2012

SALES of the Ford Focus reach 1,500,000 this week as Essex batsman Jaik Mickleburgh takes delivery of the landmark car.

Since launch in 1998, Ford Focus has held the crown of overall sales leader for 10 consecutive years until 2008 when Fiesta took the number one spot.

The 1,500,000th Ford Focus was delivered to 22-year-old Jaik Mickleburgh, a right-handed batsman playing for Essex Cricket first team and who has also played for the England U19s.

Taking the keys to his new Focus Jaik said: ‘I have had four Fords in the four years since passing my test – three of them were the latest Focus models and one Kuga.

‘For the long drives between home, Ford County Ground and away games, the Ford Focus delivers. One feature I like is heated seats which soothe away aches after playing.’

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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