The new Focus RS has managed to beat the competition and be crowned the Hot Hatch of the Year by Auto Express, fending off the new Honda Civic Type R and the SEAT Leon Cupra 290. The RS is powered by a 2.3 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder that produces 350bhp, and can achieve 60 in under 5 seconds! Practicality hasn’t be lost either, with the Focus remaining 5 doors, and a 260 litre boot.
Ford was also commended in multiple categories, with the new Mustang being commended in the Best Convertible and Best Coupe categories. For Van of the year, the Ford Transit was commended for its vast model range, and giving the best driving experience. The new Ranger was commended for Best Pick-Up, with praise for its adaptive cruise control and SYNC infotainment system. And finally the S-Max was commended in the MPV of the Year for its sharp styling, and luxurious interior.
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