Over three million Ford Focus models have been built in Europe. Germany’s Saarlouis plant – where the Escort and Capri were assembled – produced the three-millionth car, a Racing Blue ST170. The Focus is also built in plants in Spain, Russia, Mexico, Argentina and the USA. In total, over four million have been sold world wide, and in 2000 and 2001 it was globally the best selling car. “With the top-selling Focus and new Focus C-Max off to a strong start in 2004, products from Saarlouis are leading Ford’s increase in European market share. With 48,000 Ford Focus and Focus C-Max models sold in January, Saarlouis helped to make the Blue Oval western Europe’s best-selling brand in the first month of 2004,” said John Fleming, Ford of Europe’s Vice President of Manufacturing.