Ford schrijft geschiedenis met de komst van de 'New Egde' Ford Focus in 1998, inmiddels zijn we ruim 10 jaar verder en zie hier de lijst met alle awards, onderscheidingen en prijzen die deze fantastische auto heeft behaald:


European Car of the Year 1999
Jury of 55 journalists in 21 countries. Focus (444 points), GM Astra (272 points), Peugeot 206 (249 points, Audi TT (235 points) and Volvo S80 (175 points). 42 of 55 jury members made Focus their first choice. Previous Ford winners include Mondeo (1994),
Scorpio (1986) and Escort (1981).

Auto One Readers Choice Award 1999
Readers voted Focus their Car of the Year


CPA Imported Car of the Year
Award presented by 21 prestigious Argentinean journalists


Family Car of the Year 1999
Organised by the VAB (Flemish Automobile Organisation) in cooperation with 50 families and the Belgian automotive press.


Best Car in Brazil 2001
Voted for by the Association of Motoring Journalists


Scottish Car of the Year 1998/99
Presented by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (sponsored by AA)
“Maxol” Northern Ireland Car of the Year
Voted by the Ulster Motoring Writers Association
Auto Express, Car of the Year 1999
Autocar, Car of the Year 1999
What Car?, Best Small Hatchback
Auto Express, Best Small Hatchback
Auto One Readers Choice Award
Readers voted Focus their Car of the Year
Coventry Evening Telegraph, Car of the Year
Local newspaper award
Millennium Product
British Design Council
Fleet Excellence Awards 2001, Best Lower Medium Car
Awarded by fleet car drivers
BBC Top Gear, Best Small Car 2001
Auto Express magazine New Car Honours 2002
Best Compact Family Car
Best Compact Diesel Car (for TDCi)
Diesel Car, Car of the Year 2002
Used Car Buyer magazine, Used Small Family Car of the Year
What Car?, Best Used Small Hatch 2002
Scottish Car of the Year 2002, Diesel Category
Focus TDCi picked up the diesel category award, voted for by the Scottish Group of Motoring Writers. Other shortlisted vehicles were the Volvo diesel and Mondeo 130 PS TDCi.
Fleet Excellence Awards 2003, Best Lower Medium Car
The annual Fleet Excellence Awards are voted for by UK fleet customers who are readers of Fleet Week, Fleet Management and What Van? Fleet.
BBC Top Gear magazine, Car of the Year and Best Driver’s Car 2003
The car that returned the RS performance brand to the Ford stable beat the competition hands down, with the Top Gear team saying: “Whether carving across a B-road, tackling the test track or raging around a race track, the Focus RS fizzes with a frenzied excitement no rival can come close to capturing…”

Best Medium Car, 2003 Fleet News Awards
Fleet Operations Director Mike Wear: “Ford Fleet sold over 100,000 Focus cars in the UK last year and this Best Medium Car title is further recognition that Focus is the country’s favourite company car – a significant factor in Focus securing best selling car position four years running.”
Autocar Awards, Lifetime Achievemet Award (2003)
Franz Laermann was presented with the anward at the “Autocar Awards” in London on 18 November 2003.
In Autocar magazine, it said “[…] There may never be another family car as good as the Focus. Six summers on, it remains the car of choice when it comes to pure dynamic ability. And, even in design terms, it is still a fresh-looking machine, both inside and out. For those reasons and more, we salute the Ford Focus, and hope next year’s new version continues to pour fuel on Ford’s fire.”
What Car?, Used Car of the Year Awards 2003: Overall “Used Car of the Year”, “Small Family Car of the Year”
“Choosing the best of the best was not too difficult”, said What Car? of the Ford Focus. “Pound for pound, it’s the best car on sale in Britain.”
Fleet Excellence Awards 2004, “Best Lower Medium Car”


Car of the Year 2000
Awarded by Automotive Journalists Association Canada (AJAC) 1999 Awards
Best Economy Car
Focus LX. Awarded by Automotive Journalists Association Canada (AJAC) 1999 Awards
Best Family Car Under $25,000
Focus ZTS. Awarded by Automotive Journalists Association Canada (AJAC) 1999 Awards
Best Small Sports Coupe
Focus ZX3. Awarded by Automotive Journalists Association Canada (AJAC) 1999 Awards


CRO Auto Car of the Year 1999
Prestigious automotive awards presented by Auto Klub magazine, representing best car of the year 1999 in Croatia
Auto One Readers Choice Awards 1999
Readers voted Focus their Car of the Year
Czech Republic

Auto One Readers Choice Award 1999
Readers voted Focus their Car of the Year
Car of the Year 1999
National award presented by 25 prestigious Czech motoring writer.


Car of the Year 2006
The Ford Focus was voted Car of the Year 2006 by the UANBiH jury, the association of motorsport journalists in Bosna and Herzegovina.


What Car?, Used Car of the Year 2006
The Ford Focus was voted Used Car of the Year 2006 for its low running costs, high reliability and good driving quality.
Fleet World Honours, Best Fleet Car 2006
The Ford Focus has won the award for Best Fleet Car in the 2006 Fleet World Honours. The trophy was presented at a special ceremony held at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall on Thursday 18th May.
The Fleet World Honours are presented annually to those motor manufacturers and service companies who have achieved the highest possible level of excellence in their sector, as judged by Fleet World magazine. Fleet World editor Ken Rogers commented: "Focus continues to be a truly great success story for Ford. It's rare for a very high volume, top-seller in both the fleet and retail markets to be considered a "benchmark" product but Focus still is. It presents that rare combination of being a good value, effective work-horse - and a great driver's car. There is stiff opposition, but it remains one of the best cars to drive in its market segment."

Auto Express New Cars Honours 2006, Best Hot Hatch
The Focus ST beat the Golf GTI and Skoda Octavia vRS and was voted best hot hatch by a committee of Auto Express road testers.
Lower Medium Car of the Year/New Diesel Car of the Year, Fleet Excellence Awards 2006
The Ford Focus came top in the Lower Medium Car category of the Fleet Excellence Awards for the seventh successive year, while the Focus 2.0 TDCi was voted New Diesel Car of the Year.
Auto Express Awards 2006, Best Hot Hatch
The Ford Focus ST won the "Best Hot Hatch" category and was acknowledged as a "sensational" car. It was praised for its low cost with prices starting at just £17,510. "Focus ST's irresistible combination of looks, performance, dynamics and price have helped it race to the top of its class.

Czech Republic:

Best C-Segment Car 2006, AMS Czech Republic
Ford Focus was voted best car in the C-segment by the readers of AMS Czech Republic.
Czech Car of the Year 2006
A 29-member expert jury of leading Czech motoring journalists voted the Ford Focus Czech Car of the Year 2006. The Focus was the clear winner with a total of 185 points, followed by Honda Civic with 145 points and the BMW 3 series with 136 points.


Playboy Car of the Year 2006
The Focus ST was voted Playboy Car of the Year in the closed sports car/value for money category.


Ford Focus: Best Small Family Car 2007, Ford Focus ST: Best Hot Hatch 2007, Car Buyer's Guide

New Zealand:

Medium Car of the Year 2006, Driver magazine


WhatGreenCar.com – Green Car of the Year 2008
WhatGreenCar.com has awarded its first Green Car of the Year Award 2008 to the Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi ECOnetic. The winner was chosen by an independent panel of six judges representing leading UK green transport and environmental organisations. (18 June, 08) 19-09-2008 Ford Focus overall Britain's the best used car of 2008 by What Car and Auto Express.


Öko – Trend Institute für Umweltforschung – Auto Umwelt Zertifikat
The new Ford Focus ECOnetic has been awarded with the environmental certificate. In all 7 categories the Focus got the best rating (13 May, 08).


Lease Plan – Fleet Car of the Year 2008
The jurors, representatives of the 8 major national fleet companies, voted for Ford Focus in the "Small Family Car" Category. They voted for the Focus due to low operational costs, luggage room, driving position, interior driver's roominess, price, engine, safety, design, manoeuvrability and standard features. (19 June, 08)


Focus hatchback “Best Car 1999” from the Netherlands and the rest of Europe.
Focus Wagon “Best Family Car from 1999”

Autovisie, Focus 1.6 petrol won Autovisie's segment test against 17 competitors!
Automobiel Management - Business Car of the Year 2007
This award is given by the trade magazine Automobiel Management. The jury consists of 4 representatives of major leasing companies, 4 representatives of major fleet customers and 3 automotive journalists. (25 July, 07)


Gröna Bilister – Eco Car 2007
Focus Flexifuel not only won the overall award, but also is the winner in the categories C-car segment and Jury's choice by the non-governmental organisation Gröna Bilister. This organisation is promoting environmental friendly cars and has a huge impact on Swedish media (15 Oct, 07)



Car and Driver - Car of the Year for Young Drivers
The readers of the monthly magazine Car And Driver, one of the top four automotive magazines in Spain, voted the Focus ST as the winner in the category 'young drivers' car'. (30 Nov, 07)

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