- 28 September 2000 - Having sold over half a million models in nearly 75 countries in the first half of this year, the Ford Focus is the worlds most popular car. With an improved model introduced in 2001, is there any stopping Ford?

The report at, /news_detail.asp?art=14790 looks at the reasons for the car's worldwide popularity and the upgrades that are being made on the 2001 model.

In the piece, Martin Leach, vice president of product development for Ford in Europe says, "The response of consumers worldwide is proof that the Ford Focus is changing perceptions of what a small car should be. So, for the new model year we added those features that customers have asked for, while changing none of the substance that has made Focus so popular all around the world."

Read the full report about the world's most popular car here:

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