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Friday, August 31, 2012

Ford On Track To Beat Toyota With Best-Selling Car

Ford Motor Co. says its Focus small car is on track to become the best-selling car in the world this year, trumping the Toyota Corolla.

Ford sold 489,616 Focus sedans and hatchbacks worldwide in the first half of 2012. That was almost 27,000 more than the perennial best-seller, the Toyota Corolla.

Ford made the announcement at its assembly plant in Rayong, which opened in May to build the Focus. The Thailand plant, which is one of Ford's most advanced, has the capacity to produce 150,000 cars per year for sale in Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and other countries in the region.



Anonymous said...

go Ford! As far as I am concerned, Ford is the only remaining American car manufacturer and will get my support forever. Although I now one two Chevrolets (pre-government takeover), I will NEVER buy anything built by GM or Chrysler again.

Scott said...

As someone who got burned with four lemons, 75 maverick, 79 zephur, 83 fairmont, and an 85 thurderbird that all had problems, I now own nothing but Honda and Nissan. I'm sure Ford quality has improved, but after being ripped off, and the customer no service I got from Fuller Ford, and Cavenaugh, I will never buy another. I also own a 2003 Toyota Matrix that has over 150 thousand miles, and has cost me nothing but normal wear and tear. It now belongs to my son and is still a great car! I buy American whenever possible and support local businesses, but I will never trust or buy an American car again!