Triple Win For Ford At Fleet News Awards
Ford has further enriched its commendable reputation with company car drivers by winning a trio of honours at the 2013 Fleet News Awards.
The new Ford Fiesta was the star of the show, and was voted ‘Best Small Car’ following its early 2013 revisions, topping a shortlist of five key supermini competitors.
Fleet News judges said the new Ford Fiesta, which boasts six engines emitting less than 100g/km CO2, kept the Ford Fiesta ahead of the pack. They said: “Backed by excellent support from the manufacturer and its dealer network, the Fiesta also wins thanks to its low running costs and strong residual values.”
Ford took home the award for ‘Green Fleet Manufacturer’ with the judges picking out the efficient EcoBoost petrol engines for special praise. They commented, “Ford’s holistic approach includes ultra-efficient manufacturer processes and support for green projects.”
The judges pointed out that even incremental improvements by Ford have a massive impact because of the company’s global footprint.
The third honour was for ‘Most Improved Fleet Manufacturer’, awarded after Ford responded to feedback from fleets and the leasing industry. Two Ford vehicles were also ‘Highly Commended’ in their individual categories, the Focus in the ‘Best Lower Medium Car’ and the S-Max in ‘Best Seven-Seat People Carrier’.
Ford of Britain fleet director, Phil Hollins, said, “We are exceptionally proud to have received three widely-respected awards, which come as recognition for our hard work in developing the new Ford Fiesta, a wide EcoBoost petrol engine range and our continued commitment to reducing CO2 emissions.
Hollins added, “The top-selling Fiesta and Focus have particularly benefitted from our new range of EcoBoost engines, and to see Ford scoop such top prizes is hugely encouraging for the remainder of 2013.”