Through the prize, Ford becomes the single car brand to which the members of the Romanian Auto Press Association (APAR) awarded three car-of-the year awards.
Small class Ford Fiesta was followed 80 points behind by Opel Astra (124 points) and Volkswagen Polo came the third with 108 points.
Immediately after the first three places it ranked Renault Fluence and Chevy Cruze (both with 96 points), Mazda 3 (95 points), Hyundai i20 (72), Toyota Avensis (65), Kia Soul (60) and Peugeot 206 Plus (22).
‘Ford Fiesta has persuaded almost all the jury members that it deserves to become the Car of the Year 2010 in Romania. No jury member ranked Ford Fiesta lower than the third. The gap of over 80 points between it and the second-ranked model is impressive and makes Fiesta a genuine winner. This third Ford model that won the trophy makes the brand the top car brand in the contest’s history,’ said the chairman of the organizing committee and a member of the Car of the Year jury Dan Vardie.