What women re­ally want... a new Ford Fi­esta

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - FRONT PAGE - Carmel Ste­wart

THE new Ford Fi­esta pow­ered by the award-win­ning 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine has been named the over­all 2013 Women’s World Car of the Year and Women’s World Car of the Year Econ­omy Car.

The all-fe­male panel of 18 mo­tor­ing writ­ers placed it ahead of short­listed fi­nal­ists that in­cluded the Audi Allroad, the Range Rover and the Porsche Boxster S, as­sess­ing ev­ery car for safety, value-for-money, aes­thetic ap­pear­ance, stor­age space, child-friend­li­ness, ease-of­driv­ing and en­vi­ron­men­tal foot­print.

One of the big pluses for the Fi­esta was the Ford MyKey which al­lows par­ents to up­set their teenage chil­dren still fur­ther by set­ting lim­its on what they can do in the car. They can’t stop them get­ting into the back seat but they can re­strict the speed at which they can drive, set max­i­mum revs and re­duce the vol­ume on the stereo.

Caus­ing less do­mes­tic fric­tion is the 1.0litre EcoBoost engine – In­ter­na­tional Engine of the Year 2012 and 2013 – which de­liv­ers 122bhp while pro­duc­ing 99g/km CO2.

“It was clear from the out­set that the new Fi­esta 1.0litre EcoBoost had struck a chord with our panel of fe­male mo­tor­ing ex­perts,” said Women’s World Car of the Year chief judge, Sandy Myhre of New Zealand.

WIN­NER: The new Ford Fi­esta.

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