Ford Picks Up Trio of 2017 MECOTY Awards
Ford this past weekend came out of the annual Middle East Car of the Year awards as a big winner, taking home a trio of trophies celebrating its excellent lineup offerings.
The Ford Edge was named Best Compact SUV, Ford Ranger was named Best Midsize Truck, and Ford Figo was named best hatchback. The MECOTY awards are determined by a panel of judges that consists of a dozen journalists representing nine GCC and Levant countries.
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“At Ford, we strive to build vehicles that offer a blend of all-round performance and everyday usability,” said Thierry Sabbagh, Managing Director, Ford Middle East. “Seeing that the region’s industry experts at MECOTY have named three different Ford models as best-in-class in 2017 is testament to the great vehicles we are producing year-on-year.”
Since launching in the Middle East, the Ford Edge has racked up a plethora of major awards that now includes MECOTY 2017 Best Compact SUV of the Year. This list includes the Automobile Car of the Year in Lebanon, Automan Car of the Year in Oman, wheels magazine’s Crossover of the Year, and EVO Middle East’s Car of the Year.
The new Ranger continues to be popular with critics and customers in the Middle East thanks to improved riding dynamics and electric power steering. The Figo is the first compact hatchback in the region to be offered with standard driver and passenger airbags, and it is offered with a powerful and efficient 1.5-liter Ti-VCT gasoline engine.
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