The Ford Focus has won the award for Best Fleet Car in the 2006 Fleet World Honours. The trophy was presented at a special ceremony held at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall on Thursday 18th May.
The Fleet World Honours are presented annually to those motor manufacturers and service companies who have achieved the highest possible level of excellence in their sector, as judged by Fleet World magazine.
Fleet World editor 'Ken Rogers' commented: "Focus continues to be a truly great success story for Ford. It's rare for a very high volume, top-seller in both the fleet and retail markets to be considered a "benchmark" product but Focus still is. It presents that rare combination of being a good value, effective work-horse - and a great driver's car. There is stiff opposition, but it remains one of the best cars to drive in its market segment."
Alan Cole of Glass's Guide added: "With list prices that range from just over £11,000 to almost £20,000 across 141 individual derivatives, Focus has something to offer every fleet driver. Its driving characteristics are equally well respected now as they were when it was originally introduced in 1998. Whilst there may be other models whose residual value performance is higher, the overall high level of fleet sales volume shows how its whole-life operating costs are respected by fleet managers."Published 6 June 2006