The company also noted that Ford is the only carmaker with 3 vehicles in the top 10 best-sellers.
Ford also said that U.S. sales would top 2 million vehicles in 2012 for the second consecutive year. No other brand is expected to reach the 2 million sales level according to the company.
The Focus represents an important innovation for Ford. Where the company once sold different cars with the same name in Europe and the U.S., now all Focus models are the same, lowering design and production costs and improving profits.
Ford’s shares are down about 0.5% in early trading today, at $12.80 in a 52-week range of $8.82 to $13.05.