Author: Sam Hardy
Winner Ford Focus 1.0T EcoBoost 125PS
Ford has pulled another winner out of the bag. It has listened to its critics and the latest Focus is more comfortable, upmarket and relaxing than ever.
But Ford has done more than that – it’s now shaking up the company car sector with this new EcoBoost. And it’s not a diesel. The 125PS 1.0-litre petrol model has all that the business driver needs – it’s punchy with lots of low-down overtaking urge, smooth and relaxing on the motorway. Plus there’s lower company car tax than the diesel.
What’s more, for £750 you get the fantastic driver assistance package too, which comes with low-speed crash mitigation, road sign recognition and blind spot warning
It’s a brilliant all-rounder.
Commended: VW Golf Bluemotion
The only reason the Golf misses out on the top spot is because it lacks the equipment of the Focus. That’s it.
Commended: Toyota Auris Hybrid
Proof that hybrids don’t need to come in a Prius-shaped package, the petrol-electric Auris requires few compromises.
Commended: Skoda Octavia Greenline
Priced like a Golf with almost the same space as a Passat the Octavia is a great company car – particularly in 74mpg Greenline spec.
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