Best Mini-MPV - Ford S-max
24 January 2007
First impressions are what count. So when we first described the Ford S-max as a "genuine breath of fresh air", it's fair to say it was off to a good start.
And now that good start has just got better, because not only does the S-max collect its segment's top prize here, but it gallops off with our prestigious New Car of the Year award too.
Angular aesthetics draw you in, innovative seating welcomes both families and lifies (lifestyle-chasers) equally, while a fine drive astonishes.
A quick chat with Ford's fleet chief Kevin Griffin reveals the reason for the sporty MPV's universal success: "The S-max is a direct response to research carried out that found people wanting a vehicle that differentiated from the usual MPV to fit their lifestyle, hence the exterior styling."
The rest, as they say is history, aided of course by common Ford-sense - low P11Ds, class best RVs and low running costs.
The S-max is the worthiest of winners and it's been picked by of the most well informed people in the business - you.