Ford Focus named Irish Small / Compact Car of the Year 2019

The Ford Focus has won the title of Irish Small / Compact Car of the Year  for 2019.  The Focus received the plaudit at a gala event in Dublin that also saw the Ford Fiesta named Irish Hot Hatchback of the Year for 2019.

Voted on by an expert panel of Irish motoring journalists, the annual Irish Car of the Year awards, in association with Continental Tyres, highlight the key models that have been launched in Ireland each year.

Commenting on these latest awards, Ciarán McMahon, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford Ireland, said: “We are thrilled with these latest Irish Car of the Year award titles for the new Focus and Fiesta ST.  Since it was launched in 1999, our Focus has won many awards, both here and across Europe.  We are delighted that this latest version of Focus is continuing that winning tradition.  Since its original launch, the Focus has continued to get better and better and this latest version is one of the most technologically advanced vehicles that we have ever launched.”

Focus has always been regarded as at the top of its class in terms of great driving dynamics.  It also quickly established a reputation for safety and this latest model was recently awarded a maximum 5-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP – it was one of the first vehicles to be awarded the highest rating under new, more stringent Euro NCAP testing protocols.