Ford scoop two prizes at 2013 BusinessCar Awards


Automotive giants Ford have driven away with two gongs at the 2013 BusinessCar Awards, further cementing their place as one of the world's leading modern manufacturers.

This award ceremony is seen as one of the most important and accurate reflections of the true quality of the models currently available from Ford car dealers and other showrooms all over the UK, as the winners are decided on by members of the fleet industry who get many thousands of miles out of their respective vehicles every year.

The latest instalment of the BusinessCar Awards, which are voted for by readers of the group's online and offline magazines, saw the Ford Focus emerge victorious in its category, as did the S-MAX, which took first place in the MPV section. There was also recognition for the Ford B-MAX, which was named as overall runner-up for the Car of the Year award.

Amazingly, the S-MAX has now won seven BusinessCar awards in seven years, demonstrating its enduring popularity amongst both the fleet industry and the wider general public. Discussing these incredible results, editor of the popular magazine, Paul Barker, described the S-MAX as 'peerless', whilst also praising the Ford Motor Company as a whole.

Barker said that the Michigan-based group were clearly doing an 'excellent job' at providing high quality and economical cars for a diverse range of businesses, fending off 'strong premium competition' to be extensively recognised at the awards once again.  

BusinessCar was also full of compliments for the Focus model, commenting that it 'does everything well', has 'always been the drivers' choice', and has become 'more and more grown up' since it was first released in 1998.

New and used Ford cars alike offer fantastic value for money across their range for fleet and domestic drivers, and Ford Britain's fleet director, Phil Hollins, stated that these latest awards truly were a 'ringing endorsement' for the reliability and continued success of the organisation.

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