Ford celebrate Europe’s one-millionth new-generation Focus
By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 10:00
LANDMARK: One million Focuses for Europe
Ford are celebrating producing Europe’s one-millionth latest-generation Focus.
The vehicle – a Candy Red five-door equipped with the 1.0litre EcoBoost engine – rolled off Ford’s production line in Saarlouis, Germany.
Launched in Europe in 2010, the new Ford Focus is the best-selling nameplate globally.
Barb Samardzich, Chief Operating Officer at Ford of Europe, said: “The Focus is a great-to-drive family car with the versatility to suit the needs of a huge range of customers.
“Last year, we launched the zero-emission Focus Electric to complete a full line-up that includes the 250PS Focus ST.”
Ford have sold 1,632,700 Focus models in Britain since the first-generation was introduced in 1998, and it was the best-selling vehicle in the UK from 1999 to 2008.
The manufacturers are set to introduce a new version of the Focus this month, powered by the 1.0litre EcoBoost petrol engine.
This new model will be the first petrol-powered family car in Europe to offer just 99g/km CO2 emissions.