In 1998 the Focus became the long-awaited successor to the Ford Escort – but unlike the latter was designed in Germany. The new model will go on sale in 120 countries. Principal production site for Europe is in Saarlouis, although in the summer the Focus will also be built in St. Petersburg for the Russian market. Further assembly sites include plants in China, the US and Thailand. The Focus has shifted over 10 million units worldwide since its launch in 1998. Drive it! took a look at the latest generation.