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Ford celebrate Europe’s one-millionth new-generation Focus

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 10:00
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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.

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