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%.