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Ford scoops five top titles at the 2015 Fleet News Awards

Ford scoops five top titles at the 2015 Fleet News Awards

Ford's new 2015 company car line-up has carried away five Fleet News awards.

The carmaker's new Mondeo and Focus, being delivered to fleets from the start of the year, spearheaded Ford's success in five categories.

The Mondeo was crowned 'Best Upper Medium Car' and 'New Company Car of the Year', while the Ford Focus claimed the 'Best Lower Medium Car' title.

Meanwhile, Ford Motor Company was awarded two separate accolades: 'Green Fleet Manufacturer of the Year'and 'Fleet Manufacturer of the Year'.

Both the new Ford Mondeo and Focus ranges feature models with CO2 emissions of under the 100g/km benchmark  equating to 78.5mpg fuel economy achievable in the 1.6-litre ECOnetic diesel Mondeo and 83.1mpg from the 1.5-litre diesel Focus.

The addition of a hybrid petrol/electric Ford Mondeo and zero-emissions Ford Focus battery helped scoop 'Green Manufacturer of the Year' for the carmaker.

Stephen Briers, Fleet News editor, said: "The Focus is an excellent all-round fleet car that has been revitalised with a superb quality interior. It leads the way on wholelife costs and is a great driver's car, combining the cost advantages and badge appeal necessary to satisfy fleets and drivers alike.

"New Mondeo has the style and design to appeal to drivers, while its wide choice of low-emission engines and very strong residual values make it a great package, rated highly by all sectors of the fleet market."

It was Ford's recent new product onslaught, culminating in the introduction of new Ford Mondeo and Focus, which confirmed Fleet News' top honour  'Fleet Manufacturer of the Year'.

Briers continued: "There are no weaknesses in Ford's model range which, from supermini to full-size people carrier, offers something to meet every fleet requirement. Low running costs are a given, while Ford has a deserved reputation for making some of the best drivers' cars on the market."

Nick Themistocleous, Ford of Britain fleet operations director, added: "Ford's renewed cars and vans  from Fiesta to Transit  have caught the eye of fleets and the discerning business car user and drawn even more of them to our range.

"Fleet News and its readers have endorsed Ford Mondeo and Focus as their stars, which Ford, its dealers and fleet partners thank them for."

by: Sophie Williamson-Stothert