The North American based automaker Ford has recently announced that the 350 millionth vehicle has been produced, and the model is a 2012 Ford Focus.
In the 109-year history, Ford Motor Company has managed to produce 350 million vehicles, which is the equivalent to one every 10 seconds, an impressive achievement for the North American company. Ford says that the vehicle to “wear” the 350 millionth number on it is a 2012 Ford Focus.
“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. 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”, said the Ford executive vice president of global manufacturing, John Fleming.
Besides celebrating the 350 millionth vehicle to roll off one of the company’s assembly lines, Ford Motor Company is also celebrating the fact that the Ford Focus has become the best-selling single car nameplate in the world in the first six months of 2012, as the IHS Automotive is saying. 489,616 units of the Ford Focus have found new owners in the first six months of this year, being followed by the Toyota Corolla, which sold in 462,187 units.