Its research firm, R.L. Polk said Ford sold 1.02 million Focus models worldwide last year. About a quarter of the sales were in the U.S.
Including the F-Series truck and Fiesta compact car, Ford had three of the 10 top-selling vehicles internationally, Polk reported.
"Ford has been among the leaders in Europe for a long time and the Focus and the Fiesta have traditionally done well there," said Tom Libby, an analyst at Polk. "A resurgence in the U.S. with passenger cars has helped Ford too."