The UK’s top selling pick-up, the Ford Ranger, and Fiesta, the nation’s favourite car, have received awards in the Auto Express New Car Awards 2019.
In naming its 2019 Pick-up of the Year, the magazine and online auto experts cited the Ford Ranger’s new 2.0-litre diesel powertrain’s combination of economy and pulling power. For the high-performance Ranger Raptor, torque output at 500Nm is almost the same as the V8 Mustang’s 529Nm.
Steve Fowler, Auto Express editor-in-chief, said: “We’ve long been fans of the Ford Ranger, but a recent round of updates has propelled it to the top of the class. Its new range of 2.0-litre diesel engines is more efficient, yet they also boost power and pulling performance.
“Its interior has a genuine Sport Utility Vehicle feel, and the Raptor is a proper halo model that’ll please both the pick-up faithful and those new to the market.
The latest Ford Fiesta launched two years ago and deliveries have already passed 170,000. This success at being named Auto Express’ 2019 Small Car of the Year is the latest testament to a model that has reigned over the sales charts as the UK’s top-selling car every year since 2009.
Steve Fowler said: “Brits love the Ford Fiesta for all the same reasons we do, and there are plenty of them. For a start, it’s affordable whether you’re buying outright or on PCP finance, and there’s a huge variety of trims and engine options to suit every budget.
“Having a smart interior and great tech is a boon, but the Fiesta’s trump cards are its able chassis and responsive steering, which deliver agility and maturity in all the right areas.”