• Ford Mondeo awarded Top Gear family car of 2007

It takes something very special to impress the Top Gear team but the crew were unanimous in their decision to name Ford’s Mondeo as their 2007 Family Car of the Year.

Presenting the accolade at Top Gear’s annual awards, they said: “The Ford Mondeo is the only car that we could all agree on, including the Stig.

Ford Mondeo awarded Top Gear family car of 2007
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“The Mondeo is a fantastic car. It’s practical, has a good choice of engines, very comfy and great to drive, so it’s a worthy winner of the 2007 Top Gear Family Car award.”

Roelant de Waard, managing director, Ford of Britain, collected the trophy from Jeremy Clarkson at an awards dinner in London. "And we don’t need to hear anything from you," said Jeremy as the Mondeo is a great car that speaks for itself!".

With sales figures exceeding expectations, customers share their enthusiasm for this new model with the Top Gear team. In a segment of falling fortunes, Mondeo sales are up nine per cent against the previous model with the high-spec Titanium specification proving more popular than predicted.

Ford Mondeo awarded Top Gear family car of 2007
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Providing customers with a massive choice of engine/trim/bodystyle combinations, Mondeo is retaining its strong position in the fleet market while appealing to a growing number of private buyers. Registrations to those spending their own cash, as opposed to their companies’, are up by more than 20 per cent.

An exceptional driving experience, class-leading interior space and an array of optional high-tech features, such as adaptive cruise control, adaptive front lights and touch-screen navigation system, are just some of the reasons behind Mondeo’s critical and commercial acclaim.

Alina Moore
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  (5990) posted on 03.4.2008

Well, better than buying a much more expensive and duller Volvo V70/S80.. The Mondeo has got sharper lines (Even though the family connection is clear) and the quality difference is in Fords favour. Why? Well Volvo sells on reputation as as a the safer of the two, it´s just the same actually, and therefor Volvo can get away with tampering with materials..

Congrats Ford!

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