Ford produces its 350 millionth vehicle, Focus becomes best-selling nameplate in the world

FoMoCo announced today that it has built its 350 millionth vehicle, a new 2012 Ford Focus.

The 350 millionth vehicle rolled of the line at Ford’s newest global manufacturing facility located in Rayong, Thailand.

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“Producing 350 million vehicles is equivalent to producing one vehicle every 10 seconds for our 109-year history. If placed end to end, the vehicles would stretch to the moon and back – twice,” said John Fleming, Ford executive vice president of global manufacturing. “Producing this vehicle in Thailand also is significant. It underscores the power of our One Ford plan to deliver profitable growth with great products built in ultra-flexible and efficient facilities everywhere around the world.”

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Ford is also celebrating the fact that the Ford Focus has becoming the best-selling single car nameplate in the world for the first six months of 2012, according to global data from IHS Automotive.

According to IHS Automotive, Ford has sold 489,616 units of the Focus in the first half of this year. The nearest competitor, Toyota Corolla, sold 462,187.

– By: Omar Rana