What is the best selling vehicle in the world? Is it the Ford F-Series? No, it happens to be in third place with 785,630 vehicles sold last year according to registration data from R.L. Polk.

What about the Toyota Camry? Not that either, it happens to be in fifth place with 729,793 vehicles.

So who is number one? Its the Ford Focus with 1,020,410 vehicles sold, beating the Toyota Corolla by 147,636 vehicles. So how did the Focus become number one? Thank China and the United States.

In China, Focus sales rose 51 percent last year and one out of every four Focuses sold globaly were in China. In the U.S., Focus sales rose 41 percent. Ford also has the most vehicles on the list with three: Focus, F-Series pickup, and the Fiesta subcompact with 723,130 vehicles. Both Toyota and Honda are close behind with two vehicles on the on list.

“Focus and Fiesta represent the culmination of our One Ford global product strategy. Our global products are resonating with consumers – especially in the best-selling, most competitive segments – with their unique combination of fuel efficiency, high quality, rich content and fun-to-drive personalities. Through One Ford, we’re able to bring economies of scale and fantastic value to customers all around the world,” said Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president of global marketing, sales and service, and Lincoln.

Here is the full list of best selling vehicles globally:

Ford Focus: 1,020,410
Toyota Corolla: 872,774
Ford F-Series: 785,630
Wuling Zhiguang: 768,870
Toyota Camry: 729,793
Ford Fiesta: 723,130
Volkswagen Golf: 699,148
Chevrolet Cruze: 661,325
Honda Civic: 651,159
Honda CR-V: 624,982

By William Maley

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