TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Ford, Toyota fight over claim to top-selling car

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

By The Associated Press
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Ford said the Focus compact car is the best-selling auto in the world this year.

The company said it sold almost 590,000 Focuses during the first half of the year based on registration data. That beat the No. 2 finisher, the Toyota Corolla.

Toyota disputed the claim. The Japanese automaker said Ford didn't count identical Toyota cars sold under different names in other countries.

Ford said Focus sales are up 20 percent through the first half of the year. That's mainly because of big sales in China, now the car's largest market.

This would be the third year in a row that Ford Motor Co. lays claim to the top-seller honors.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. Bayer profit edges higher, raises forecasts
  2. Kennametal profit, sales improve in 1Q, but forecast reduced
  3. Hedge funds sue to block EDMC deal
  4. Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’
  5. Profit falls at vitamin retailer GNC Holdings in third quarter
  6. Highmark’s new REMWorks Sleep Store will sell sleep apnea equipment
  7. CCAC, Energy Innovation Center respond to energy industry’s growing demand
  8. Range Resources reports $146M in Q3 profits on record Marcellus production
  9. Roundup: WesBanco to acquire ESB Financial for $324M; PNC to replace credit cards used during Home Depot breach; more
  10. Investors jockey for higher rates as Fed sounds note of optimism on economy
  11. Marcellus shale boom lifts Civil & Environmental Consultants of Robinson
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.