Ford could overtake world's best-selling car

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Ford Focus
Ford Focus

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) says its Focus is on track to become the best-selling car in the world this year, knocking Toyota Motor Corp.'s (NYSE: TM) Corolla from the top spot.

Ford sold more than 489,000 Focus sedans and hatchbacks worldwide in the first half of 2012. That was almost 27,000 more than the Corolla. Ford sells the recently revamped Focus in more than 100 countries. It is a strong seller in the United States, where Focus sales were 31% higher in the first half of the year when compared with 2011. However, the Corolla outsold the Focus in the U.S. by nearly 27,500 in the first half of this year.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%