Howzat? Ford Focus sales reach 1,500,000 not out
Since its launch in 1998, Ford Focus held the crown of overall UK sales leader for 10 consecutive years until 2008 when Fiesta took the number one spot. Sales reached a significant milestone earlier this month, when the 1,500,000th Ford Focus was delivered to 22-year-old Jaik Mickleburgh, a right-handed batsman playing for Essex Cricket first team and who has also played for the England U19s.
Taking the keys to his new Focus Jaik said: “I have had four Fords in the four years since passing my test – three of them were the latest Focus models and one Kuga. For the long drives between home, Ford County Ground and away games, the Ford Focus delivers. One feature I like is heated seats which soothe away aches after playing.”
Ford recently confirmed its ongoing sponsorship of the Essex County Cricket Ground in Chelmsford, called the “Ford County Ground”. Ford is the county’s largest private employer with the majority of Ford’s 12,000 UK employees based at sales and marketing, manufacturing and research and development facilities in Essex. Ford has sponsored Essex County Cricket Club’s home ground since 2005.