Fantastic ‘all round’ car
The Ford Fiesta has been crowned The Telegraph's Car of the Year, beating a variety of more expensive models. The accolade follows voting by Telegraph readers to decide their favourite cars in seven categories in the run-up to the newspaper and website‘s Festival of Motoring last week. Steve Huntingford, the Telegraph’s head of motoring, said “it’s easy to see why the Ford Fiesta is so popular it’s a sensational all-rounder. There is no small hatchback that you can buy that’s as enjoyable to drive as the Fiesta. It feels wonderfully sharp and agile, which is obviously great news on a winding back road. But the Fiesta is also a pleasure on the mundane journeys that most of us do every day, thanks to its beautifully weighted controls, comfortable ride and good visibility. Throw in a long list of standard safety kit, plus strong yet efficient petrol and diesel engines, and the Fiesta really does offer the greatest good for the greatest number of people.”
Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain chairman and managing director, said “the readers of the UK’s top-selling quality paper and its website, along with The Telegraph’s motoring team made a discerning choice in naming Ford Fiesta as their Car of the Year. “They recognised the car as a sensational all rounder for the greatest number of people achieved thanks to Fiesta’s styling, handling, styling and tech.”
UK’s Top selling car
Figures show that the Fiesta is a UK favourite, over 120,000 new car buyers in the UK chose Ford Fiestas last year, sealing the award winner a fifth successive year as the nation’s top-selling car. The Ford Fiesta has held the title of the overall UK best seller since 2009, it was also Europe’s top selling small car last year with one purchased on average every two minutes.
The Fiesta could be a popular choice for young drivers the standard features on all Ford Fiestas include Easy Fuel, which prevents filling up with the wrong type of fuel; MyKey, which enables parents to restrict speed, audio volume and other settings before loaning the car to young or inexperienced drivers, and eye-catching daytime running lights to be seen in all conditions.
The Fiesta saw off fierce competition from the Vokswagen Golf, the Range Rover Evoque, the Jaguar XF, the Bentley Mulsanne, the Toyota GT86 and the Tesla Model S to take the crown of ‘Telegraph Car of the Year’.