Ford scores at Used Car Awards

Ford scores at Used Car Awards

The Ford Focus has been named Best Used Car of the Year by What Car? magazine.

The top award was one of four prizes won by the car maker; alongside the Best Used Small Car award for the Ford Fiesta, and the Best Used Estate gong for the Ford Mondeo.

The Focus was also named Best Used Family Car before going on to win the overall prize.

Ford models have performed well at the awards in recent years, with the Fiesta landing the top award in 2012 and taking the Small Car category in both 2011 and 2012.

The manufacturer has now won at least one What Car? Used Car Award every year since 2007.

Jim Holder, editor of What Car? said the Focus won the overall title because it offers so much choice for buyers at a reasonable price.

Those opting for the model get "a driver's car", he added, which comes with great handling, refinement and a lot of value for money.

Elsewhere, the VW Scirocco was named Used Coupe of the Year; the Hyundai i10 was crowned Best Used City Car and the Mazda MX-5 won in the Fun Car category.

Volvo took home the title of Best Large SUV for its XC90 and the Citroen Grand Picasso won the prize for Best MPV.

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