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Sharing our motor industry awards and accolades
Building the best for our customers is the ultimate reward, but the plaudits for things like reliability, economy, safety, and fuel efficiency are pretty nice too: we’re proud to share our motor industry recognitions and awards.
Ford awards 2014


What Car? Awards – Best Small Car

What Car? Awards – Best Hot Hatch (Fiesta ST)

CarBuyer Car of the Year Awards – Best Small Car

CarBuyer Car of the Year Awards – Best Hot Hatch (Fiesta ST)

UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Performance Car (New awards)

Telegraph Motoring Awards – Car of the Year

Telegraph Motoring Awards – Best Supermini

Diesel Car – Small Car of the Year (3rd successive year)

Auto Express Awards – Best Supermini

What Car? Used Car Awards
– Best Used Small Car


What Car? Used Car Awards – Best Used Car of the Year

What Car? Used Car Awards – Best Used Family Car (fourth time in eight years)


Business Car Awards – Best MPV (seventh successive year)


Honest John Awards – Best MPV (fourth successive year)


Honest John Awards – Most Highly Rated Car

What Car? Used Car Awards – Best Used Estate

Transit Custom

Business Van of the Year Awards – Best Crew Van

VansA2Z Awards – Small Panel Van of the Year (2nd year running)

VansA2Z Awards – Diesel Eco Van of the Year

Honest John Awards – Best Van

Van Fleet World Honours – Best Medium Van (2nd successive year)

Van Fleet World Honours – Security Award

What Van? Awards – Van of the Year 2014 (presented in 2013)

What Van? Awards – Best Medium Van 2014 (presented in 2013)

Fleet Van Awards – Medium Panel Van of the Year

Transit Connect

International Van of the Year 2014 (presented in 2013)

Arctic Van Test – Class winner

VansA2Z Awards – Light Van of the Year

Van Fleet World Honours – Best New Van

Van Fleet World Honours – Best Small Van

Fleet Van Awards – Small van of the Year

New Transit

Arctic Van Test – Class winner

VansA2Z Awards – Van of the Year

VansA2Z Awards – Large Panel Van of the Year – Van of the Year

Auto Express Awards – Van of the Year (Second year running – las
t year was previous model Transit)

Fleet Van Awards – Light Commercial Vehicle of the Year

Fleet Van Awards – Large Panel Van of the Year

Fiesta Van

Vans A2Z Awards – Small Van of the Year (2nd year running)


What Van? Awards – Best Pick-up 2014 (Presented in 2013)

Van Fleet World Honours – Best Pick-up


Van Fleet World Honours – Van Manufacturer of the Year (2nd successive year)

Engine Technology International – International Engine of the Year award for 1.0-litre EcoBoost - (3rd year running)

Engine Technology International – Best Engine under 1.0-litre (3rd year running)

Fleet200 Awards (Note: no physical award) Best Volume Manufacturer

Fleet200 Awards (as above) Best Light Commercial Vehicle Supplier

Updated 19 September, 2014
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Ford takes record number of What Car? Awards
10 January 2013
Ford triumphed at the 2013 What Car? Awards, winning an unprecedented four trophies. While the acclaimed Ford Mondeo took Best Family Car and Best Estate awards for the third year running, the new Ford Fiesta and Focus ST also received accolades from What Car?.
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2012 awards and accolades for Ford

Ford C-MAX lifts BusinessCar award as sales double
25 January 2012
The new Ford C-MAX range has marked surging sales by picking up its first BusinessCar award.
News release

Ford Mondeo is What Car? Best family and estate car for second year running
12 January 2012
The Ford Mondeo picked up two accolades at the What Car? 2012 awards, being declared both the UK's best family car and the best estate car for the second consecutive year.
News release
2011 awards and accolades for Ford
Ford Mondeo named greenest family car by What Car?
8 September 2011
The most fuel efficient Ford Mondeo was declared the UK's greenest family car at this year's What Car? Green Awards.
News release

All-New Ford Focus seals "Techie" award from BusinessCar
30 August 2011
he technology packed into the all-new Ford Focus put the UK favourite into pole position for a "Techie" award from leading industry magazine and website BusinessCar.
News release

Double top for Ford in the 2011 Fleet World honours
11 May 2011
Ford has scooped a double win at the 2011 Fleet World Honours for all-new Focus and Transit.
News release

Ford double at 2011 Diesel Car Awards
11 May 2011
The all-new Ford Focus and refined Mondeo have earned Ford a pair of top awards from Diesel Car magazine.
News release

Ford S-MAX seals its fifth BusinessCar award
26 January 2011
The Ford S-MAX is celebrating its fifth BusinessCar Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) of the Year award. Ford's stylish and flexible seven seater, refreshed inside and out last year, again impressed BusinessCar jurors, readers of the magazine and viewers of its website.
New Ford Mondeo is What Car? best family and estate car 2011
14 January 2011
The latest Ford Mondeo has been declared the UK's best family and estate car by What Car? within months of going on sale.
2010 awards and accolades for Ford

Four What Van? 2011 awards for Ford commercial vehicles
9 December 2010
Judges at Britain's leading van magazine, What Van? have recognised Ford's range of commercial vehicles as winners and leaders in their 2011 awards. Top prize for small vans and minibuses went to the Ford Fiesta Van and Ford Transit respectively. Also crowned was the Transit All-Wheel-Drive and Ford's One-Stop-Shop conversion programme came highly commended for the second year running.
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Top Euro NCAP rating for new Ford C-MAX models
November 24, 2010
The all-new Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX models have been awarded the maximum 5 star safety ratings by the independent Euro NCAP organisation.
Transit Connect is eighth wonder of Acfo Awards
17 November, 2010
The Ford Transit Connect has extended its reign as Small Van of the Year in the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) awards, winning the title for a record-breaking eighth year in succession.
Ford is the choice of the emergency services
02 November 2010
The entire Ford range - from the Ford Fiesta to the Ford Transit - has been awarded preferred status in the newly announced framework for vehicle procurement from the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) and the National Association of Police Fleet Managers (NAPFM).
Ford's double award triumph
10 August, 2010
Britain's favourite car, the Ford Fiesta, has been declared best supermini by Business Car Manager, while the new Ford S-MAX has claimed the best people carrier award.
Ford S-MAX hat-trick at Auto Express new car awards
4 August 2010
The Ford S-MAX was declared Britain's best MPV for the third successive year at last night's Auto Express New Car Awards.
Ford Focus named best green used car by What Car?
15 July 2010
The Ford Focus has been declared the top green used car in this year's What Car? Green Awards.
Ford S-MAX and Galaxy star at BusinessCar awards
10 June, 2010
The luxurious Ford Galaxy claims the BusinessCar overall MPV award for the fourth year running, while Ford's sporty S-MAX has been awarded the Mini-MPV award.
Ian Forrest is 2010 Jim Clark award winner
1 June 2010
The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers has awarded Ian Forrest, chief instructor at Knockhill and former racing driver, the prestigious Jim Clark Memorial Award for 2010.
Four prizes for Ford in Fleet World Honours
18 May 2010
Ford has won four top awards in the 2010 Fleet World Honours, including the Best Fleet Car prize for the Ford Focus and Best MPV title for the Ford S-MAX. The Ford Transit Connect was named Fleet World’s Best Small Van, and Ford also collected the Innovation Award for its ECOnetic CV range
Fords win double CAP awards
14 May 2010
The Ford Focus has claimed overall 'Used Car of the Decade' and Ford Ka has been voted 'Small Car of the Decade' by CAP – the UK’s independent used car pricing experts.
Ford Transit base for best auto-trail motorhome
Award judges at Practical Motorhome magazine have praised the new Tribute T620 motorhome, built by Auto-Trail, which is based on the latest Ford Transit motorhome chassis. The vehicle has been judged both the best budget-buy motorhome and the overall motorhome of the year for 2010
Ford wins Thatcham Green Van Award for security
16 June, 2010
Ford's Fiesta Sport Van is the first winner of Thatcham's new "Green Van" award. With consumers expecting both high security standards and low carbon emissions from their new van, commercial vehicle market leader Ford is a recognised winner in this area.
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