Ford expects to sell 2.2 million autos in 2012

Dearborn-based automaker says Ford Focus was its most popular model

Published On: Dec 31 2012 08:28:52 AM EST
DEARBORN, Mich. -

Ford says it expects to sell 2.2 million vehicles this year, with the Ford Focus compact car being its most popular model.

The Dearborn, Michigan, company says it is the second year in a row it will sell more than 2 million cars. It sold 737,856 Ford Focuses through September. The Ford Fiesta sedan and hatchback and F-series trucks were other popular models, with Ford selling 560,061 Fiestas and 576,339 F-Series vehicles through September.

“Focus and Fiesta represent the best of our One Ford plan,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s executive vice president, Global Marketing, Sales and Service and Lincoln. “In just three years, Ford has transformed our global small car lineup and started winning over customers worldwide with vehicles that are not only fun-to-drive but also fuel-efficient – largely thanks to our award-winning EcoBoost engines.”

Ford Motor Co.'s EcoBoost engines, which save energy, are on track to be sold in 520,000 cars by year-end since their launch in 2009. A new 1-liter, 3-cylinder engine will be available in 2013 in new Fiesta cars in the U.S.

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