Ford says Focus is best-selling car the worldApril 8, 2013 @ 9:02 pm
DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. says its Focus small car was the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world last year, with just over 1 million sold.
More than a quarter of all Focuses were sold in China, its largest market. The U.S. was the car's second-largest market.
It was the second year in a row the Focus has outsold the Toyota Corolla, according to data from automotive firm R.L. Polk. Rounding out the top five sellers were Ford's F-Series pickup, the Wuling Zhiguang minivan and the Toyota Camry midsize car.
Polk counts vehicles by nameplate, so versions of the Corolla sold under different names aren't counted.
Toyota says if its Matrix hatchback and other Corolla variants are included, it outsold the Focus by 186,000 vehicles.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Back It Up
The interim director of Washington State Ferries fires back at criticism
More Progress, Worse Traffic
The SR 99 closure will cause big backups across Seattle for next 4 days
Chiara D'Angelo spent her day mourning the loss of over 800 trees on Bainbridge Island
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.