MANILA, Philippines — Ford Philippines bagged three awards at the C! magazine awards, including Best Sub-Compact for the 1.6L Ford Fiesta Sport Plus, Best Pick-Up for the 2.2L Ford Ranger XLT and Best Mid-Size Executive for the 3.5L Ford Explorer V6 Limited.
The all-new 1.6L Ford Fiesta Sport Plus, awarded as the Best Sub-Compact, was launched in February this year, and continues to attract many new-to-Ford customers with its first-in-class smart technologies such as Bluetooth with Voice Control and Ford’s innovative six-speed, dual-clutch automatic PowerShift transmission.
The class-defining all-new Ford Ranger made its much-anticipated debut at the Manila International Auto Show earlier this year. The all-new Ranger proved incredibly popular in its first month of sales in the Philippines with sales of 246 units in July, representing the best-ever sales of the compact pick-up since its introduction in the Philippines in 1999.
The all-new 3.5L Ford Explorer Limited continues to redefine the SUV segment offering industry-exclusive smart technologies such as the award winning in-car connectivity system Ford SYNC featuring MyFord Touch, Terrain Management System, Active Park Assist, Lane Keeping System, and the world’s-first inflatable second-row seatbelts.
Ford Philippines’ fans on Facebook were ecstatic over Ford’s win. “Go Ford! If the Focus were already released by this time it could have been compact of the year as well. Maybe by next year once the Focus has settled in the market!” shared Sherwin Go. “But as a Fiesta owner, I’m proud that our little fun-to-drive car won Sub-compact of the year. And C! is right! I have driven all sub-compacts offered in the market. The Fiesta is still the most fun-to-drive and best overall.”
Dino Obias, Ford Philippines’ AVP for Marketing with James Deakin, C! Magazine Editor in chief.