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Ford Fiesta Global Accolades

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Fiesta Highlights

  • Designed and developed as Ford’s first “One Ford” global car, Fiesta first launched in Europe last year, most recently in Asia and will launch in North America next year.
  • In Europe, the Fiesta name has long been synonymous with outstanding driving performance, design and value.
  • Today’s Fiesta takes the model’s three-decade heritage to a new level with its eye-catching kinetic design and acclaimed driving dynamics.
  • With European sales in January and February totaling 59,600, Fiesta is the best-selling Ford model in Europe so far in 2009. Since debuting in August 2008, sales have totaled 120,300.

“Car of the Year” – What Car? Magazine

  • What Car? magazine, Great Britain’s leading source of new-car advice, named the new
    Ford Fiesta its Car of the Year 2009.
  • What Car? editors praised Fiesta for its stylish design, performance and fuel economy, saying it is the most complete car they’ve ever tested.
  • Editors also admired Fiesta for being practical enough to be used as a family car, fun enough for a sports car and stylish enough to make the right impression, all while being affordable to buy, cheap to run and kind to the planet.
  • What Car? judges also named Fiesta as the top car in the “supermini” category, stating no other supermini got close to its ‘look at me’ factor.

‘red dot’ International Design Award

  • Ford Fiesta was awarded a prestigious ‘red dot’ design award for international product design.
  • The 28 leading designers and design experts from 19 countries called Fiesta one of the most stylish cars in the world, stating the design as “innovative and dynamic.”
  • The award showcases the fact that Fiesta delivers style, together with outstanding quality that consumers desire.
  • The red dot design awards, one of the world’s largest design recognition programs, are presented annually by Germany’s Essen-based Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.

Additional Awards

  • 2009 Car of the Year – The Sun Motors
  • 2009 Croatian Car of the Year –
    Croatian Car Association
  • 2009 Hellenic Car of the Year –
    Journalists from Autobild, Drive Autocar
  • Woman’s Car 2009 – Hachette Filipacchi Editorial Group
  • 2008 Scottish Car of the year –
    Association of Scottish Motoring Writers
  • The Best of the 2008 Geneva Show –
    Most Significant – Autoweek
  • Top Gear, Car, Car & Driver and 4 Wheels
  • 2008 Croatian Car of the Year –
    Croatian Car Association
  • 2008 Best Supermini – What Car? magazine
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