Ford S-MAX has scooped "Best MPV", its first major award, at the annual Scottish Car of the Year Awards 2006.
Members of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW) acknowledge it as "a sensational car that has rewritten the rule book for family travel", and they added that the best news of all is cost, with S-MAX starting at just £16,995.
"S-MAX's unrivalled combination of sporty looks, excellent driving dynamics, performance and economical engines to suit and price have helped it race to the top of its class" said Stephen Park, President of the ASMW.
With UK sales of 3,800 since its launch in June and with the order bank still growing.
S-MAX is proving a huge hit with UK customers. Data from sales so far indicates that over 50 per cent of vehicles being sold are top specification, Titanium models and that a similar percentage are being sold to customers who are new to Ford.
Available in LX, Zetec and Titanium variants, S-MAX shares the latest technology with the all-new Ford Galaxy including new safety systems with optional Interactive Vehicle Dynamics Control (IVDC) and an optional active suspension system.
The all-new Ford Galaxy secured second place behind S-MAX at the Scottish Car of the Year Awards and it currently holds its own "Best MPV" title winning the category at the 2006 Auto Express Awards earlier this year. Both vehicles boast a maximum five star Euro NCAP rating.Published 31 October 2006