The numbers are in – and the Ford Focus was the world’s best-selling car in 2012. According to Polk, which surveyed world new-car registration data and recently revealed the results, Ford actually took three of the top spots with the Focus, Fiesta, and F-Series.
The two largest countries for the Focus were the United States and China, with a little over ¼ of all Focuses sold worldwide being in China. Over 250,000 Focuses were sold in China, while the U.S. accounted for a little fewer than 246,000 sales. On the other hand, the Fiesta had more success internationally than it did in America, with only 7.9% of all Fiestas being sold in the U.S. The third Ford to top the list, the F-Series, was the only model that sold more vehicles in America than it did internationally, with 82.1% of all Ford trucks being sold in its home country.
The Focus and Fiesta’s international success may have been unexpected for some, but it should be no surprise that the F-Series would hang out at the top of this list, as it has been the number one selling truck for 37 years.