More success for Mondeo in What Car? Awards

The Ford Mondeo has been named the UK's best family car and the best estate car in the What Car? 2012 awards for the second consecutive year.

The best family car award went to the Ford Mondeo 1.6 TDCi 115PS Zetec, with the UK's most popular car buyer's guide naming the Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 140PS Zetec the best estate - repeating the car's double success at the What Car? Awards last year and also in 2009.

Chas Hallett, What Car? editor-in-chief, said: "The Ford Mondeo has plenty of fresh rivals, but it's such a strong package that it picks up two more awards this year, for best estate car and top family car. Ford has worked hard to keep the Mondeo refreshed and it has succeeded; this is still a great all-round package, either as a hatchback or an estate."

Last year the Ford Mondeo was updated adding external refinements, heightened interior craftsmanship and new hi-tech features.

The winning Zetec model accounts for 38 per cent of Mondeo sales in the UK, with the standard specification including 16in alloy wheels, advanced Bluetooth® hands-free and voice control system, cruise control, adjustable speed limiter, Quick Clear heated windscreen, leather trimmed steering wheel and gear knob, electronic stability programme with traction control and Emergency Brake Assist, electrically operated and heated door mirrors with integral indicators and Thatcham approved alarm.

Tom Croft, Foray Motor Group sales manager, commented: "With its appeal for families and business executives alike, thanks to its elegant styling and wealth of technology features, Mondeo also offers new powertrains which meet the low-carbon needs of our customers, who are increasingly aware of the need to reduce emissions."