Supercars may come and go, but the replacement of Britain's favourite family car is big news indeed. In the 20 years since it was first launched as the revolutionary Escort replacement, Focus has sold more than 16 million round the world, two million of them in Britain where it has never been out of the top-five best sellers list; even the Pope has owned a Focus. And its importance spreads further than the sizeable pool of motorists who have driven an example over the years, since as it sells in such numbers, Focus is, well, the scenery for most of us.
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