The news stems from global data provided by the motoring industry forecasters IHS Automotive. The Ford Focus is currently comfortable ahead of its nearest rival, the Toyota Corolla, for global sales in the year to date. The Corolla family car has registered 462,187 sales globally in six months of 2012.
This achievement has been announced in the same week Ford revealed it had now rolled out 350 million vehicles in its history.
In the UK market alone, the Ford Focus is the third highest selling car overall after seven months of 2012. In that time the Focus has registered 48,595 sales from British motorists.
The figures show that even over a decade after the first model went on sale, the Ford Focus remains a hit and shows no sign of losing its popularity with drivers around the globe.
The latest generation Ford Focus range was released back in early 2011. The car is sold in five-door hatchback and estate bodystyles and is available with a frugal 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, which was voted International Engine of the year for 2012.
The Ford Focus range is also available with many onboard safety features including a Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Traffic Sign Recognition.
This month the Ford Focus range is set to expand with the long anticipated launch of the Focus ST model. This 246bhp hot hatch represents Ford’s globally available performance car.
During 2013, the Ford Focus range will expand even further with the launch of a zero emission electric version of the popular hatchback model.
The current Ford Focus range can be found at Perrys Ford Dealerships located in Aylesbury and High Wycombe. Prices for the Focus start at £13,995 for the hatchback and £17,300 for the estate version.