Double bonus for Ford

FORD Australia is leading the way in its range of medium-sized cars and recreational four-wheel drives, winning two categories at the prestigious Australia’s Best Cars Awards.
The Ford Focus CL was judged Australia’s best mid-sized car under $28,000 and the Ford Territory Ghia was named Australia’s best recreational four-wheel drive (4WD)
It is the second successive year the sale-topping Ford Territory has won the highly sought-after 4WD award, while the Ford Focus, which was launched earlier this year, was a winner in its first awards.
Ford Australia president Tom Gorman said to win one award was an honour, but winning two was a fantastic achievement.
He said it reinforced the pride everyone at Ford Australia felt in delivering great vehicles.
“Even more satisfying is the fact that Ford vehicles were named Australia’s best in two of the fastest-growing and most competitive market sectors,” Mr Gorman said.
Australia’s Best Cars Awards are considered to be the nation’s most consumer-focused motoring awards.
They are based on a unique objective scoring system which takes into account the value for money, design, function and performance of each vehicle.
Mr Gorman said it was a fantastic effort for the Ford Territory to be chosen as Australia’s best recreational 4WD two years running. He said since the judging, an updated model of the Territory had been launched, incorporating a state-of-the-art, German-engineered six-speed transmission.
Meanwhile, Mr Gorman said the small car market in Australia continued to dominate the sales chart, with the Ford Focus finding new devotees as it steadily built on its sales results.
“The combination of practicality and performance makes the Focus a winner,” Mr Gorman said.
“It’s a tremendous thrill to have the vehicle recognised as Australia’s mid-size car under $28,000.”
Motoring enthusiasts wanting to take a closer look at the Territory or the Focus should call into Sam Gould Ford, the local dealership, at 34 John Street, Lilydale.