Multipla Is 'Top MPV'!

Fiat Multipla


Fiat Auto’s innovative Multipla six-seater mini-MPV has just been voted Top MPV by a distinguished judging panel commissioned by Granada Television’s Men & Motors for the Top Ten Auto Show 2002.

The Show will be on-air across the Granada Men & Motors network during December, with a voice-over provided by DJ Dave Lee Travis.

Granada’s top 10 MPVs were assessed for their image and style, performance, handling and ride, practicality and value. Multipla beat off strong competition from the Vauxhall Zafira, Ford Galaxy and Chrysler PT Cruiser to win top honours from a judging panel comprising Steve Fowler, Editor, Autocar; Mike Askew, Associate Editor, Auto Express; Rob Aherne, Editor, What Car?; Ivor Carroll, Editor, Diesel Car; and Peter Baker, Editor, Men & Motors.

Since its introduction here less than three years ago, Fiat Auto’s remarkable Multipla has received accolades from all quarters of the UK motor industry media. The continually lengthening list of its awards is currently as follows:

Car of the Year 2000 BBC Top Gear Magazine and Top Gear TV programme
Best Family Car 2000 BBC Top Gear Magazine and Top Gear TV programme
Best MPV Fleet World Honours 2000
Best Compact MPV Auto Express New Car Honours 2000
MPV Winner Towcar of the Year 2001
Best MPV 2000 Channel 4 Driven
Scottish Family Car of the Year 2000 ASMW
Best Family Car 2001 BBC Top Gear Magazine and Top Gear TV programme
Mini-MPV Winner Diesel Car of the Year Awards 2001, Diesel Car
Used Car of the Year 2002 Used Car Buyer magazine
Best Used MPV 2002 Used Car Buyer magazine
Best Family Car 2002 BBC Top Gear Magazine and Top Gear TV programme
Top MPV 2002 Top Ten Auto Show 2002, Men & Motors

This latest media award for Multipla was presented to Massimo Toso, managing director, Fiat Auto (UK), during press day on the Fiat stand at this year’s Birmingham Motor Show.

Published 7 November 2002 Melanie Carter

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