Ford models have won UK Car of the Year Awards for the third year in succession. The all-new right-hand drive Ford Mustang took Coupé of the Year, winning over the judges with its performance, value for money and fun factor.
The Mustang was praised for “exceptional value, amazing bangs for your buck and sheer drama”. Ford Mustang owners can choose between 317PS of EcoBoost power or 416PS of V8 muscle, with prices starting from £30,495.
The style and practicality of the latest Ford S-MAX helped secure the Multi-Purpose Vehicle of the Year Award for the acclaimed Ford model. “The original S-MAX tore up the people-carrier rulebook, and now its replacement moves the game on again. Seven-seat practicality meets renowned Ford dynamics – it’s a combination that continues to defy the odds,” said a judge.
Ford models have featured in the UK Car of the Year Awards since they were launched in 2014. The Ford S-MAX and Ford Mustang’s 2016 success follow previous accolades for the Ford Fiesta ST and Ford Mondeo.
Commenting on the wins, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director Andy Barratt, said: “We are bringing a desired taste of the US to the UK with Ford Mustang and S-MAX blends cutting-edge design with seven-seat accommodation. We’re proud that the judges have recognised the strengths of both cars in this year’s UK Car of the Year Awards.”