The all-new Ford Focus RS Hot Hatch has added another international award to Ford’s already impressive list of accolades in 2016 by winning the Car of the Year at the 2016 Vehicle Dynamics International Awards. Ford Performance has also been named Dynamics Team of the Year.
The annual VDI awards recognise manufacturers with the most innovative technology, best ideas and achievements in developing vehicle dynamics. Including this year’s awards, Ford has won 6 VDI awards, more than any other vehicle manufacturers.
The panel of 23 international independent automotive journalists praised the Focus RS for having “pure driving pleasure” as well as “handling characteristics the opposition can’t match.”
“Ford Performance is honoured to receive two awards from Vehicle Dynamics International, and proud to have developed a car that sets new standards for affordable hot hatch performance,” said Tyrone Johnson, Vehicle Engineering Manager, Ford Performance.
“Ford Focus RS is by far the most entertaining to drive owing to neutral and oversteer handling characteristics that the opposition can’t match,” Nicol Louw, CAR magazine, South Africa.
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