Ford predicts sales in 2012 of 2.2 million


DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. says it expects to sell 2.2 million vehicles in 2012, with the Ford Focus compact car being its most popular model.

The Dearborn, Mich., company says it is the second year in a row it will sell more than 2 million cars. It sold 737,856 Ford Focuses through September. The Ford Fiesta sedan and hatchback and F-series trucks were other popular models, with 560,061 Fiestas and 576,339 F-Series vehicles sold through September.

Ford’s EcoBoost engines, are on track to be sold in 520,000 cars by year end since their launch in 2009.