LONDON - The C-MAX and Grand C-MAX were voted the best New Company Cars of 2010 at last night's Fleet News Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
The award was based on the number of votes received from fleet operator readers of Fleet News. The circulation database was used to allocate a code that allows voting only once to those who qualify.
In a double success, the C-MAX and Grand C-MAX also scooped the Best People Carrier trophy.
Cars were judged on a range of criteria, including operating costs (depreciation, fuel, servicing, maintenance and repair, lease rates, tax liability), suitability for their use as business cars and the level of support from the manufacturers and their corporate sales teams.
A panel made up of fleet industry experts as well as senior members of the Fleet News editorial team were involved in the lengthy judging process, chaired by former Society of Motor Manufacturers' and Traders (SMMT) chief executive Christopher Macgowan and audited by Deloitte.