The Ford Fiesta has won three car of the year titles, two of them for the hot new Fiesta ST.
Top Gear Magazine has awarded the Fiesta ST its car of the year honour, as well as hot hatch of the year, continuing the success of the previous Fiesta ST which won the same awards in 2013.
Parkers also named Fiesta ST its car of the year at the 2019 Parkers New Car Awards – one of three trophies awarded by the buyers’ guide to Fiesta, out of a total of four for Ford.
In its end-of-year awards issue, Top Gear Magazine seized on the completeness of Ford’s £19,495 pocket rocket, produced by the same performance team that delivered Ford’s acclaimed GT supercar.
“The Fiesta ST is the best small hatch on sale; quite possibly the best one ever built. I love that Ford spends as much time ensuring its baby Fiesta drives slickly as it does the half-million-pound GT.” Said Charlie Turner, BBC Top Gear Magazine editor-in-chief.
Parkers.co.uk judged Fiesta ST best car for thrill seekers and went on to crown the 200PS hatch its overall car of the year.
“The Ford Fiesta ST is a clear and obvious winner because of its brilliant performance, fabulous dynamics, and killer good looks”, “Ford proved the most successful carmaker in the 2019 Parkers New Car Awards, with an impressive and well deserved haul.” said Parkers editor Keith Adams.
Carbuyer commended the entire new Fiesta range for its design, technology, cabin space, value for money and fun to drive.
“The Ford Fiesta is the standout new car on the market today. Ford manages to cram so much into its supermini-sized package while retaining the trademark handling verve that really sets the Fiesta apart. Quite simply, we love it and it is Carbuyer’s car of the year once again,” said Steve Fowler.
Ford has sold more than 2,500 new Fiesta ST models since June 2018, of 120,000 new Fiestas delivered altogether in the last 18 months.