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Ford Focus is world’s top-selling car

Ford said it sold more than 1 million Focus compacts last year, outselling the Toyota Corolla.

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Ford said it sold more than 1 million Focus compacts last year, outselling the Toyota Corolla.

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. said its Focus small car was the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world last year, with just over 1 million sold.

More than a quarter of all Focuses were sold in China, the model’s largest market. The United States was its second-largest market.

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It was the second year in a row the Focus has outsold the Toyota Corolla, according to data from automotive firm R.L. Polk. Rounding out the top five sellers were Ford’s F-Series pickup, the Wuling Zhiguang minivan, and the Toyota Camry midsize car.

Polk classifies vehicles by nameplate, so versions of the Corolla sold under different names aren’t counted.

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Toyota said if its Matrix hatchback and other Corolla variants are included, it outsold the Focus by 186,000 vehicles.

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