Parkers.co.uk & mustard.co.uk join forces to award Ford and Mazda in new car awards 2019
• Ford Fiesta ST named the Parkers Best Car for Thrill-Seekers in annual awards
• Mazda also takes the award for Best New Car Finance scheme
At mustard.co.uk we’re dedicated to helping you save money on your car insurance and in Parkers.co.uk, we’ve found the perfect partner because they’re experts when it comes to buying a new car.
We’re proud to announce that for the second year running we’ve partnered with Parkers.co.uk, for the annual Parkers Car Awards.
We’ve chosen the Ford Fiesta ST as the Best Car for Thrill-Seekers in the Parkers New Car Awards 2019. The impressive new hot hatch was praised for its superb handling, excellent performance, and overall good value and compelling PCP finance.
We’ve also awarded Mazda the Best New Car Finance award for its excellent low monthly costs and fair deals.
If you’re after fun behind the wheel then we reckon the Fiesta ST is as good as it gets right now. Following on from the success of the previous generation model, which was still a class-leading hot hatch right at the end of its life, the new car had big boots to fill – and it doesn’t disappoint.
Playful, pin-sharp handling combines brilliantly with strong and accessible performance, while five-door practicality if you want it, impressive finance deals and low running costs add even more to this fast Ford’s compelling appeal.
Parkers editor Keith Adams said: ‘The hot hatch market is the most hard-fought market sector of all, and to make an outstanding product here is very difficult thing to do. Ford’s managed this impressively with the Fiesta ST, which is not only brilliant to drive, but also a great-value performance car for those on a budget.’
Mazda picked up the award for its overall excellence in the field of new car finance. It offers large deposit contribution discounts and combines them with low interest charges across the range.
This means that whichever model you go for you’re likely to get a good value deal, with the likelihood of plenty of ‘equity’ at the end of your contract, meaning cash to put towards your next PCP deposit.
Parkers finance editor, Chris Lloyd said: ‘Mazda wins the Parkers New Car Finance award due to its great value PCP deals, which include low APR charges – with interest-free credit options available – plus large deposit contribution discounts. As a result, whichever Mazda you choose, you can be confident you’re getting a good deal.
‘Furthermore, Mazda gears its PCP finance to leave plenty of ‘equity’ at the end of the contract. That means that you should have some value left in the car to put towards the deposit on your next one when you come to change car.
‘It’s this responsible, customer-centric approach and very competitive monthly payments that secured Mazda the win.’
The winning car has been tested rigorously by the Parkers.co.uk team, which judged the best cars for plug-in drivers on a combination of running costs, long range, cost-per-month figures and fitness-for-purpose.
It beat the highly-recommended runners-up, the Alpine A110 and Renault Megane RS, both of which set new standards of handling and ride in their market sectors.
Keith Adams, Parkers.co.uk editor, added: ‘In the second year of running the New Car Awards, we’re excited to have come up with such an interesting selection of winners. We’ve applied what we know about what our users are viewing on Parkers, with the combined team’s century of editorial expertise.
‘We’re happy to award Ford and Mazda top honours alongside mustard.co.uk.’
See more on the winning cars at: www.parkers.co.uk/awards
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