Ford has made rather a habit of winning awards this year. It started with the engine of the year for the 1.0 three cylinder ecoboost, a title it won last year as well. At the end of 2012, the Transit won the van of the year and then this year, Auto Express has awarded the Transit Custom its Van of the Year trophy.
The Fiesta won the Supermini , quite a feat as it won it in 2011, 2010 and 2009. The Hot Hatch class was also taken by the Fiesta, the ST. The B-Max won the family car award.
Company car drivers that get a company car or cash allowance are, it would seem, more influenced by the results of the Auto Express than a manufacturers own advertising, it looks like Ford are going to have a good year.