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Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is a car made by the Ford Motor Company and sold in most Ford markets worldwide. It was launched in 1999 in Europe, and in 2000 in North America. Unlike its predecessors in the U.S. market, the Pinto and Escort, no luxury Mercury version is available.

In Australia, New Zealand, Japan and other countries in the region, it replaced the Laser, based on the Mazda 323 (called the Mazda Protege in North America).

''2003 Ford Focus in the UK


Bodies: Transmissions:

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1 Competition


Competition in Europe

Opel Kadett/Vauxhall Astra*
VW Golf and VW Jetta*
Peugeot 307*
Toyota Corolla*
Nissan Almera*
Honda Civic

Competition in North America

Chevrolet Cavalier
Dodge Neon
Toyota Corolla
Mazda Protege*
VW Golf and VW Jetta*
Honda Civic

Cars above with a (*) after them are available in hatch or wagon models as well as the sedan.

As of 2003, this is the best-selling car in the world. It was elected Car of the Year in 1999.

Preceded by:
Ford Escort
Succeeded by:
(still in production)