Fiesta wins What Car? Awards
26 January 2009
Ford's new Fiesta has scooped What Car? magazine's car of the year award, with Ford also picking up Best Supermini for the Fiesta as well as Best Family Car for the Mondeo and Best Estate for the Mondeo.
Sister firm Volvo collected a win for the all-new XC60 off-roader in the Best SUV category.
Steve Fowler, What Car? editor, commented: "The Fiesta is the most complete small car we've ever tested - it's practical enough to be used as a family car, fun enough to be used as a sports car and stylish enough to make the right impression. It's also affordable to buy, cheap to run and kind to the planet."
John Fleming, chairman and CEO, Ford of Europe, said: "This is tremendous news for the whole Ford team - the great British public has already made new Fiesta the UK's best-selling car in the closing months of last year, and this ultimate endorsement by What Car? will drive the new Fiesta to even greater success this year."
|What Car? Car of The Year Winners 2009|
|Category ||Brand ||Model |
|Supermini ||Ford ||Fiesta 1.25i 82 Zetec 5dr |
|Small Family Car ||Volkswagen ||Golf 1.4 TSI 122 SE 5 dr |
|Family Car ||Ford ||Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Zetec 5 dr |
|Estate Car ||Ford ||Mondeo Estate 2.0 TDCi Zetec |
|SUV ||Volvo ||XC60 2.4 D SE |
|Hot Hatch ||Mini ||Mini Cooper S |
|Coupé ||Audi ||TT 2.0 TFSI |
|Open-Top ||Volkswagen ||Eos 2.0 TSI Sport |
|Performance Car ||Nissan ||GT-R |
|MPV ||Citroen ||Grand C4 Picasso 1.6 HDI SX EGS |
|Compact Executive ||BMW ||320d ES |
|Executive Car ||Jaguar ||XF 2.7 V6 Diesel Luxury |
|Luxury Car ||Mercedes ||S320 CDI|
|Safety Award ||Euro NCAP||n/a|
|Security Award ||Audi ||n/a|
|Car of The Year ||Ford Fiesta ||1.25i 82 Zetec 5dr|