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2009 Ford Fiesta Wins ‘Car of the Year’ from What Car? “Oscars.”

“The Fiesta is the right car at the right time – small in size, but big on ability. We love the way it looks and the way it drives, but it also stacks up as a shrewd buy, offering space and quality, while being affordable to buy and run,” said What Car? Editor Steve Fowler.

Also named as the best supermini for the year, the newly redesigned Fiesta came in five engine options, three Duratec petrol, 1.25-litre (60 and 80 PS), 1.4-litre (91 PS) and 1.6-litre (115 PS), and two Duratorq TDCi diesel engines, 1.4-litre (68 PS) and 1.6-litre (90 PS)—all fuel efficient and clean engines.

Coming from the Verve concept car, the all-new Ford Fiesta boasts of a light and compact chassis and body reinforced by ultra high-strength steels and comprehensive safety gear that includes a driver’s knee airbag.

Another asset of the new Fiesta is connectivity. The new centre console contains a tray for MP3 players complete with built-in jacks for an audio cable and a USB, and a traditional 12 volt outlet; allowing the car’s audio system to control and charge the MP3 player.

Chairman and CEO of Ford Europe, John Fleming claimed, "This is tremendous news for the whole Ford team. The great British public has already made new Fiesta the UK's best-selling car in the closing months of last year.”

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