Ford’s Focus ST has become the number one choice of motorists in Europe, according to the latest figures.
Research by automotive intelligence provider Polk found that the vehicle was the top seller in the three months to the end of 2012 accounting for 44 per cent of all hot hatches across the continent.
The manufacturer managed to sell 1,984 models over the October to December period and fought off competition from the VW Golf GTI and the Renault Megane Sport which accounted for 33 per cent and 12 per cent of the market respectively.
Focus ST was the number one selling vehicle in the likes of Denmark, Norway, Finland, Hungary, Switzerland and the UK.
Roelant de Waard, vice president, marketing, sales and service at Ford of Europe, said: “You really have to drive it yourself to experience the responsiveness of the engine and the fantastic chassis. I am one of a fast-growing group of excited ST drivers.”
Recent figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that Ford strengthened its market share over February after sales grew by 7.9 per cent.
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