The Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, builds the Ford Focus, according to CarsDirect. Beginning Focus assembly at this plant in 2012, Ford calls the Focus built at this plant the third generation of this model.
A compact car that was introduced in Europe in 1998, Ford began selling the Focus in North America during the 1999/2000 model year as a replacement for the Ford Escort. Ford manufactured the first generation of the Focus from 1998 to 2005 and the second generation from 2005 to 2010.
The Focus has received many awards. Car Magazine listed it as one of the top 50 cars of the last 50 years.