Henry Ford in the first Ford, a 1903 Model A.
It will be a Ford Focus, which is the world's best-selling car for the
first half of 2012, produced at a factory in Rayong, Thailand.
350 million vehicles is equivalent to producing one vehicle every 10
seconds for our 109-year history. If placed end to end, the vehicles
would stretch to the moon and back - twice," said John Fleming, Ford
executive vice president of global manufacturing, in a statement.
quoting IHS Automotive, says the Ford Focus sold 489,616 units in the
first half of this year, besting Toyota Corolla at 462,187. The latest
Focus is Ford's bid to produce a vehicle that could be sold in its basic
form all around the world. In the past, it produced two Focuses -- one
for Europe and one for the U.S.
It's only fitting that the 350
millionth Ford would be produced in Asia, where Ford is opening nine new
plants, including six in China. Just last week, CEO Alan Mulally was in
China announcing new plants there in a big bid for growth.