USED car experts CAP have picked the Ford Fiesta, Britain’s best-selling car, as its Used Car of the Year 2012.
Top of CAP’s criteria when choosing its Used Car of the Year were affordability, practicality, reputation and popularity in the used car market.
Mark Norman, of CAP, said: “It is always tempting for the motoring media and other industry observers to take ‘the petrol head’ approach when giving awards to cars which excite them, but the CAP Used Car of the Year Award recognises the contribution a car makes to both consumers and dealers.”
Ford Fiesta continues to top the UK sales charts and the range is being further strengthened by this month’s arrival of new models featuring class-leading fuel economy from six powertrains with CO2 emissions under 100g/km, as well as leading driver assistance and safety features including Active City Stop, SYNC with Emergency Assistance and MyKey.
Ford’s Active City Stop halts the car at speeds up to 10mph if vehicles in front brake suddenly, avoiding collisions in creeping traffic. Ford’s SYNC connectivity system bonds the driver’s phone for hands-free calls, texts and music on the device. In case of an accident, SYNC’s Emergency Assistance feature will phone the emergency services. Ford’s MyKey technology enables parents to place restrictions on young drivers to promote safer driving, such as limiting the Fiesta’s top speed and reducing maximum audio volume.