Ford estimates it sold 2.2 million in 2012

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DEARBORN, Mich. -- Ford says it expects to have sold 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 have sold 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 Ford selling 560,061 Fiestas and 576,339 F-Series vehicles through September.

Ford Motor Co.'s EcoBoost engines, which save energy, were on track to be sold in 520,000 cars by year-end since their launch in 2009. A new 1-liter, 3-cylinder engine will be available in 2013 in new Fiesta cars in the U.S.

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