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Friday, 2 December 2016
Ford takes two awards at this years Carbuyer awards ceremony, the Focus ST and KA+ Win.
First award in the UK for the New Ford KA+ as it’s named Best Car for Under £10,000
Best Hot Hatchback awarded to the Ford Focus ST for the second time
The new Ford KA+ and Ford Focus ST are named winners at the 2017 Carbuyer awards.
Stuart Milne, Carbuyer editor, said: “The Ford Ka+ is more than just a cut-price Fiesta. It offers small-hatchback space and practicality for city-car money.
Despite its enticingly low price tag, the KA+ is good to drive, and with 56mpg possible, it won't break the bank to run either.
“The Ford Focus ST is by far the most rounded hot hatch on sale. It's comfortable and practical enough to be superb day-to-day transport, but offers the performance, ride and handling to really entertain on a twisty road.
What sealed the ST’s win for us was the model choices available and, whichever version you choose, you’ll find the car well-priced and well-equipped.”
The new Ford KA+ joins Ford’s small-car line-up alongside the best-selling Fiesta, and provides an attractive new alternative for buyers who want a spacious, well-equipped and high-quality small car at a price point starting at £8,995.
The Focus ST range features two engines, three series and two body styles. Both the 250PS EcoBoost petrol and 185PS TDCi diesel 2.0-litre engines are offered in the ST-1, ST-2 and ST-3 series starting from £22,495. There is also an acclaimed estate body style offering a unique combination of load space and sporty handling.
Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, said: “It’s great to see the new Ford KA+ gathering its first UK award within a month of arriving in dealerships. This award from the experts at Carbuyer is a welcome endorsement of the class-leading attributes of the new KA+.”