FORD DOUBLE AT 2013 DIESEL CAR AWARDS
The all-new Ford B-MAX and latest Ford Fiesta have earned a pair of top awards from Diesel Car magazine. Recognition was also given to the Ford Mondeo, S-MAX and Focus estate, all of which were highly commended in their categories.
The segment-leading Ford B-MAX, on sale since September last year, was crowned best MPV ahead of the Ford C-MAX, while the new Ford Fiesta, Britain’s best-selling car, fought off strong opposition to win the best small car title.
Ian Robertson, Diesel Car editor, said: “From the moment you get behind the wheel of a Fiesta, you just know that Ford’s engineers have got this car spot on.
“The B-MAX is friendly and fun, clever and capable, with zippy performance and really good economy.”
Mark Ovenden, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director said: “This is an exciting time for our small car range. Our stylish and dynamic new Ford Fiesta continues to top the sales charts and the B-MAX with its easy access door system is proving a smart, practical and economical choice for customers. We are delighted to have received this independent endorsement from Diesel Car Magazine.”
Ford’s medium and large car range also received praise, with the Ford Mondeo, S-MAX and Focus Estate being commended in the large car, large MPV and estate car classes.
The acclaimed Ford Mondeo has recently undergone a number of upgrades. A new, simplified series line-up has been introduced and models equipped with the reputed 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine now boast CO2 emissions from just 119g/km across both 140PS and 163PS power outputs.
Ford Fiesta and B-MAX, available in dealerships now, are priced from £9,995 and £12,995 on-the-road.