MOSCOW –The Focus was the top-selling foreign car in Russia last year. More than 67,000 of the stylish Ford models were sold in 2010, with 38% of customers opting for high specification Titanium versions, an increase of 17% on 2009.
Commenting on the success of the Focus, Mark Ovenden, president and managing director, Ford of Russia, told FCN Online that the model's strong performance in 2010 lifted total sales of the car to-date to almost 500,000 units.
"When Ford started making Focus in St Petersburg in 2002, it started a revolution in terms of what Russian customers could expect from a volume car, by providing an unrivalled combination of safety, technology and value," he added. "Later this year, we will launch the all-new Focus, which will take this revolution onto the next level."
Against the background of an improving economy, the Russian vehicle market was the second-largest in Europe last year. Overall, Ford sales totaled 90,166.