Dual honours for Ford at the 2021 UK Car of the Year awards

At Johnsons we were delighted to see Ford scoop not one, but two titles, at the 2021 UK Car of the Year awards, with judges saying the marque is “on a roll” in the crossover segment.

Following a challenging 12 months for car-makers, it’s clear that there was still a host of exciting models on the judges’ radars. Ford collected trophies for two out of the 12 categories, with the Puma named ‘Best Small Crossover’ and the Kuga crowned ‘Best Medium Crossover’.

The 2021 UK Car of the Year awards are voted for by journalists across national newspapers, enthusiast magazines and YouTube/television. The judges heaped praise on the Ford Puma, saying:

“Any car that’s based on the hugely successful Fiesta is bound to be good, and so it is with the new Puma. With funky styling and a fun driving experience, coupled with the raised driving experience of a crossover, makes this a winner. It’s also incredibly practical for its size, with the clever MegaBox in the boot floor opening up additional loading space so you could even fit a set of golf clubs in the boot.”

The last compliment is even more relevant, given that from Monday this week, golfers across the UK were able to take to the fairway once more!

Of the Ford Kuga, the judges enthused:

“Ford’s on a roll in the crossover segment, with the Kuga taking top honours in the medium-sized segment. The latest model has a smart new look, but it’s under the skin where the real winning combination can be found. It’s one of the better SUVs to drive, provides excellent value for money, and the plug-in hybrid has an excellent electric range, making running costs low.”

It was a successful awards event for several brands represented by Johnsons, with ŠKODA, Honda, Toyota, Lexus and Volkswagen all taking home awards. You can view the full list of winners here.