Ford has won four What Car? Awards, the most the top-selling car brand has won in the 25-year history of the Awards. Its success comes in the same week as industry figures confirm the company has sold the most cars in the UK for 36 consecutive years, and been top commercial vehicle brand for 47 years.
The Ford Mondeo remains both the UK’s ‘Best Family Car’ and ‘Best Estate’. In reaffirming the flagship Ford’s 2012 and 2011 achievements in both categories, What Car? said, “The Mondeo is rewarding to drive, with agile handling and a comfortable ride. It will satisfy the family man and the business user, being as assured on twisty lanes as it is on motorways.
“The Ford Mondeo estate is spacious enough to keep even the tallest adults happy, while its boot can cope with everything from the family dog to furniture.”
As the new Ford Fiesta goes on sale this month, What Car? has already declared it ‘Best Supermini’. The Fiesta has been the UK’s bestseller for four consecutive years and saw sales rise by 14 per cent to almost 110,000 cars in 2012.
“If ever a car feels like it has been touched by greatness, it’s the Ford Fiesta,” said What Car, “Freshly face-lifted for 2013, it now comes with sweeter engines and improved safety credentials.”
In making the 154mph Ford Focus ST ‘Best Hot Hatch’, What Car? said, “Fast and thrilling when you want it to be, yet also perfectly happy pottering around town or trundling along the motorway.”
Chas Hallett, What Car? editor-in-chief, said, “Ford really deserves its four What Car? category awards, it’s a fantastic achievement. It’s great to see a mainstream volume car maker building award-winning cars.”