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The new Ford C-MAX range has marked surging sales by picking up its first BusinessCar award.
The five-seat Ford C-MAX and its seven-seat Grand C-MAX sibling attracted accolades in recognition of their style, efficiency and practicality according to BusinessCar readers who named it their Compact MPV of 2012.
In their first full year on sale, almost 19,000 Ford C-MAX models were sold in 2011 in the UK, compared with 8,357 the prior year. Their success meant Ford C-MAX constituted almost one in five of all compact MPVs registered in the UK last year - up from 7.6 per cent in 2010.
There was also good news at the BusinessCar awards for Ford's larger S-MAX MPV, which was declared best MPV for the sixth year running. Launched in 2006, Ford S-MAX has won the title every year since.
BusinessCar editor Paul Barker said: "Ford has deservedly taken both MPV awards thanks to a pair of products that successfully combine practicality and efficiency with a sense of style not previously available in a sector aimed squarely at family transport.
"Both the Ford C-MAX and S-MAX offer good running costs as well as great handling and are deserved winners of this award, decided by the readers of BusinessCar - the very people using these products for their business and their company drivers."
Tom Croft, Foray Motor Group sales manager, welcomed the awards, commenting: "Even in an extremely competitive market and difficult economy, customers respond to great new vehicles. The only way to double sales and share in a year is to win new customers from the competition and that's what C-MAX is doing, while S-MAX has carved itself a whole new segment - the sports seven-seat coupé.
"The awards are great news but even better news is the huge variety of special deals we can offer on all new Fords in time for the March registration change. Contact your nearest Foray dealership to find out more about the huge potential savings."