The new Ford Focus ST is the 1st sports model of Ford marketed globally
The new generation of the Ford compact can boast the title of the best selling car in the first half of 2012 worldwide. Another step in that philosophy of One Ford and globalization that the brand is brandishing and that according to the results seem to have been able to bring to fruition.
According to Ford, based on data from IHS Automotive, the new Ford Focus is the best selling car in the world so far this year followed by the Toyota Corolla. In figures the Ford Focus has sold in the first half of 2012, 489.616 units followed by the Japanese with 462,187 units.
This is a really good number. The best figure in the world of sales in the first semester, which binds to the milestone of unit 350 million and which lead us to the curiosity of thinking about if we put all the Fords that have been manufactured in a row, the car row would reach the moon and back twice, equivalent, in the 109 years of the brand, to the manufacturing of a car every 10 seconds.
By improving efficiency and increasing the plant capacity utilization, Ford Company intends to become the leader in lowest total cost vehicles production, a process named: Ford One Manufacturing.
Ford, besides focusing its product line to a global market and instead of limiting certain models to some markets (there has been talking about a next-generation of the Ford Mustang with more European tints) has taken this philosophy to the assembly line.
Ford One Manufacturing for example, has been the last step of the firm in this globalization of products and processes seeking to implement in all the Ford factories in the world the same production process, looking for the possibility of producing all models of the brand with more versatile platforms and matching components.
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