Ford Focus is World's Best-Selling Car

According to statistics compiled so far in 2013 by the American company 0Polk, the Ford Focus remains the best-selling car in the world, with 589,709 deliveries, an increase of 20% compared to 2012 data.

This is made possible by the skyrocketing sales of the Focus on the various Asian markets - particularly that of China, where 202,380 units were sold, an increase of 137%.

The anti-Japanese backlash

Since last year, following a territorial dispute between Japan and China on uninhabited islands in the China Sea, Japanese industries are facing serious protests against everything that they manufacture, especially automobile production.

On a 12-month period, sales of Japanese cars in China fell 59.4%.

Share on Facebook

More on the subject

Test Drives2013 Ford Focus ST: Hot Hatch Kingslayer
The days when European hot hatch fans got all of the best toys to play with are coming to end. The realization that North American enthusiasts are willing to pay a premium for a fun-to-drive compact car has companies scrambling to fill a void in the market that for years …
SEMAFour Ford Focus STs Prepared for SEMA
After unveiling its modified Fiesta and Mustang for the SEMA show, Ford is back with four transformed Focuses. The Focus ST UTI Distinguished by Gulf Racing livery, flared wheel arches, three massive lights integrated into the grill, side exhaust outlet and its very very discreet spoiler. The Focus ST PM …
Recalls2013 Ford Escape Recalled for a Seventh Time
Ford has announced two more recalls affecting the 2013 Escape, making a total of seven for the most popular compact SUV in North America. This time, the recall affects more than 161,334 Escapes worldwide, including 139,228 registered in the U.S. and 18,917 in Canada. Recall # 1 This is by …
NewsWe Might Get Our Hands On The Next Focus RS
European buyers were offered the previous generation of the Focus RS, a FWD monster with a 305 horsepower five-cylinder engine (and a very clever system called the RevoKnuckle, used to nullify the torque steer that would otherwise send the car into the nearest tree). However, we never had the opportunity …
Montreal2015 Ford Focus: A Few Touch-Ups To Keep It Young
The best-selling Ford vehicle worldwide for three years in a row has received some minor styling touch-ups for 2015. The new front end appears less cluttered and the slightly remodelled trunk incorporates new taillights. The big news is the availability of the three-cylinder, 123-horsepower turbocharged engine with the six-speed manual …