Based on Polk global market registration data, the Ford Focus was the world's best-selling passenger car last year.

Based on Polk global market registration data, the Ford Focus was the world's best-selling passenger car last year.

The Blue Oval company managed to deliver 1,020,410 units of the Focus last year, thanks to significant market gains in United States and China. Sales in U.S. went up by 40 percent last year, while in China deliveries rose by 51 percent.

In addition, the Ford Fiesta was the best-selling subcompact car in the world as 723,130 units were delivered. Polk says registrations of Ford's small cars (Fiesta and Focus) totaled 1,743,540.

Ford sold 785,630 F-Series trucks in 2012, which makes it the third best-selling vehicle in the world last year. The F-Series has been the best-selling pickup in United States for 36 years in a row.

More details are available in the attached press release.

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