The Ford Fiesta offers value for money, reliability and continues to be desirable, three qualities that are required to win the title of Used Car of the Year 2012
The Ford Fiesta offers value for money, reliability and continues to be desirable, three qualities that are required to win the title of Used Car of the Year 2012. The leading independent car information experts CAP said the Ford Fiesta is “the perfect used car choice for motorists and used car dealers”.
The judging panel for the CAP Used Car of the Year consists of a team of used car experts. The market is researched every day to produce Black Book Live which is a real time independent guide to current used car values. The team knows the used car market inside and out as they live and breathe it every day so the results that they produce will be spot on.
Mark Norman, of CAP, said “it is always tempting for the motoring media and other industry observers to take the ‘petrol head’ approach when giving awards to cars which excite them but the CAP Used Car of the Year Award recognises the contribution a car really makes to consumers and dealers alike. Equally it is simplistic to merely look at the percentage of its new value a car retains and then declare that it is a good used car buy because, most of the time, it only means it’s an expensive used car to buy.
The Ford Fiesta is reliable and cheap to run; you can pick up a three year old model for approximately £6000 which is quite a bargain for such a stylish safe car. The CAP experts described the Fiesta as one of the freshest superminis around, a car loved by young and old as well as being a versatile workhorse. The latest Ford Fiesta has just gone into production; it will be on our roads early next year. Seven powertrains options are offered both diesel and petrol that deliver fuel economy of less than 100grams of CO2 emissions per kilometre. There is also the option of the International Engine of the year the 1.0 litre EcoBoost powered by a 1.6 litre TDCi diesel engine which achieves 87g/km CO2 emissions. Other features include the new low speed collision avoidance system namely ‘Active City Stop’, this new system can scan the road ahead fifty times every second using a light detecting sensor, this helps prevents collisions at speeds up to 10mph and also helps reduce the severity of impacts at speeds below 20mph.
Ford has introduced the new low speed collision avoidance system ‘Active City Stop’ in the new Ford Fiesta. This new system uses a sophisticated light-detecting and ranging sensor to scan the road ahead fifty times every second, more than twice the speed of the movie industry standard frame rate to help prevent collisions at speeds up to 10mph, and help reduce the severity of impacts at speeds below 20mph. Prices start at £9795 for the new Ford Fiesta.