Ford has picked up a series of accolades from the Sunday Times, establishing it as a leader in the car industry.
The paper’s Top 100 Cars awards conferred multiple awards on only two manufacturers, the other being Ferrari.
Ford picked up first place in the Supermini class, with its Fiesta 1.25-litre 82 PS beating off all competition as the publication said: “The Ford Fiesta is easily the most attractive car in its class and is fantastic to drive.”
The SMAX made it a double by coming top in the MPV category, with the Sunday Times stating: “Inside the Ford S-MAX’s cabin is flexible, spacious and airy.”
Ford was alone in having two cars in the MPV top ten, the other being the Galaxy.
This was not the only other Ford in the running for prizes, with the Ford Mondeo gaining a commendation in the Family Cars and Estate class, described as being “classless and capable across the board”.
It is not just the views of the Sunday Times judges that offer good reason to make the Fiesta a car of choice. The Fiesta ECOnetic recently won the 2012 MPG Marathon, averaging 108.78 mpg over the 370-mile course.
The car comes with a combined fuel consumption of 85.6 mpg, while its emissions are only 87 g per km CO2. The MPG Marathon performance improved on this by 27 per cent.
Ford team drivers Andrew Marriott and Andy Dawson won by a margin of over 6 mpg, with event organiser Ross Durkin saying of the contest: “This year’s MPG Marathon will be remembered for the two teams who beat the elusive 100 mpg barrier – both superb performances.”
Leasing may be a great option for those impressed with the Ford Fiesta, but wanting to avoid the high upfront costs associated with purchasing one.
For example, a Fiesta Hatchback Special that would normally cost £15,800 when new, can be hired for a deposit of £1,374.24, with the personal hire cost per month being £280.85 including VAT.
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