Ford Focus is Ireland's millennium best-seller Figures released today by the SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) show car registrations soared by 43.5% in the first 6 months of the new millennium. In all, 179,246 new cars were registered in the year to June, 5,016 more than in the whole of 1999. With 11.4% of the market, Ford strengthened its position as the country's best-selling marque, ahead of Nissan and Toyota, and exceeded the 20,000 unit threshold for the first time. The Ford Focus is Ireland's most popular car, with 8,792 registrations to date (provisional figure).