Ford’s new 2015 company car line-up carried away five Fleet News awards – the blue oval’s best haul in over five years.
Ford’s acclaimed all-new Mondeo and new Focus, being delivered to fleets from the start of the year, spearheaded Ford’s success in five categories:
Ford Mondeo – Best Upper Medium Car
Ford Mondeo – New Company Car of the Year
Ford Focus – Best Lower Medium Car
Ford Motor Company – Green Fleet Manufacturer of the Year
Ford Motor Company – Fleet Manufacturer of the Year
Both the new Ford Mondeo and Focus ranges feature models with CO2 emissions of under the 100g/km benchmark – equating to 78.5mpg fuel economy achievable in the 1.6-litre ECOnetic diesel Mondeo and 83.1mpg from the 1.5-litre diesel Focus.
The addition of a hybrid petrol/electric Ford Mondeo and zero emissions Ford Focus battery helped scoop Green Manufacturer of the Year for the blue oval brand.
Stephen Briers, Fleet News editor, said: “The Focus is an excellent all-round fleet car that has been revitalised with a superb quality interior. It leads the way on wholelife costs and is a great driver’s car, combining the cost advantages and badge appeal necessary to satisfy fleets and drivers alike. New Mondeo has the style and design to appeal to drivers, while its wide choice of low emission engines and very strong residual values make it a great package, rated highly by all sectors of the fleet market.
Ford’s recent new product onslaught, culminating in the introduction of new Ford Mondeo and Focus, confirmed Fleet News’ top honour – Fleet Manufacturer of the Year.
“There are no weaknesses in Ford’s model range which, from supermini to full-size people carrier, offers something to meet every fleet requirement. Low running costs are a given, while Ford has a deserved reputation for making some of the best drivers’ cars on the market,” added Stephen Briers.
Nick Themistocleous, Ford Britain fleet director who was presented with the awards, said: “Ford’s renewed cars and vans – from Fiesta to Transit – have caught the eye of fleets and the discerning business car user and drawn even more of them to our range.
“Fleet News and its readers have endorsed Ford Mondeo and Focus as their stars, which Ford, its dealers and fleet partners thank them for.”