Ford Focus444 points
After trying it in less popular models, Ford gave a big role to its New Edge style in a car of the segment with most weight in Europe. The challenge was won; Focus would turn the world best-selling car, adding European and American sales. Besides courageous and fresh looks, Focus was praised for its wide range of versions, equipment, build quality and a roadholding that was the new reference in its category, thanks to multi-link rear suspension. Again a high synchrony in the Jury: 42 top marks.