On the 16th February, Ford shone yet again at Car Magazine’s Top 12 Best Buys for 2016. The award’s event sees a panel of expert motoring journalists pick their favourite brands in 12 distinct categories.
The much-loved Ford Ranger drove away with Best Double Cab Bakkie title for the fifth year in a row, proving its enormous popularity in the South African market.
On the topic of the Ford Ranger, the Car editorial team loved “the generous size of the Ranger’s cabin, high specification level, refinement and ride comfort, as well as the rugged looks and performance.”
In the extremely diverse and competitive Compact SUV/Crossover category, the Ford Kuga snapped up the title for the second year running. According to Car judges, the price competitiveness of the Kuga, its economical engine, generous standard specification, great performance and overall comfort and handling are among the reasons the Kuga walked away with the award yet again.
But it wasn’t just the Ranger and Kuga that stood out this year! Ford shone in the smaller vehicle categories too! The Ford Fiesta ST was awarded the Best Hot Hatch in the ‘Light Hatchback’ category, the Fiesta range was a runner-up in the overall class and the Ford Focus Hatchback received runner-up in the ‘Compact Hatchback’ category, as well as the four-door Focus in the ‘Compact Sedan’ segment.
Ford’s practical Grand Tourneo Connect earned the ‘Best MPV’ title, while the Everest was credited the ‘Best Value SUV’ in South Africa. So if you are looking to test drive any of these award winning Ford vehicles, be sure to visit Eagle Ford at the corner of Corlett Drive and Louis Botha Avenue or contact us on 011 531 300!