TodayMay 31, 2022

Ford Fiesta wins Women’s World Car of the Year

2013 Women’s World Car of the Year WWCOTY Ford

Eighteen female journalists from across the globe voted the Ford Fiesta 1.0l Eco-Boost as the 2013 Women’s World Car of the Year and the supreme winner for 2013. The Fiesta won the economy car category in the finalist voting round and, in the second voting round consisting of finalists only, edged out the Mazda CX5 and the Range Rover.

Commenting on the win, Craig Von Essen, Product and Communications Manager for Ford Motor Company, Asia-Pacific and Africa, said the company was ‘thrilled’ to receive not only the economy car category award but the overall supreme award, “Women pack powerful purchasing power, representing a huge market opportunity.

The fact that a respected panel of published and specialist women motoring writers selected the Ford Fiesta 1.0l EcoBoost is a significant accolade as we work to design, develop and market our vehicles, technologies, and services in a way that captures the attention of this very influential buying group.”

Family Car:
1st – Audi Allroad
2nd – Volkswagen Golf
3rd – BMW 3 Series

Luxury Car:
1st – Range Rover
2nd – Mercedes Benz SL550
3rd – BMW 6 Series

Sports Car:
1st – Porsche Boxster S
2nd – Audi RS5
3rd – Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ

1st – Mazda CX5
2nd – Hyundai Sante Fe
3rd – Nissan Pathfinder

Economy Car:
1st – Ford Fiesta 1.0l Eco-Boost
2nd – Kia Forte
3rd – Toyota Prius

Women’s World Car of the Year – Judging Panel

Sandy Myhre – New Zealand – Honorary President
Marta Garcia – Spain – Executive President
Renuka Kirpalani – India
Charleen Clarke – South Africa
Regina Chan – Canada
Sue Baker – United Kingdom
Jill Mcintosh – Canada
Alicia Ryzewski – Argentina
Jacqui Madelin – New Zealand
Geraldine Herbert – Ireland
Maggie Barry – Scotland
Odiel Mennink – The Netherlands
Ylle Tampere – Estonia
Hoa Huyen – Vietnam
Sara Soria – Spain
Isabel Del Angel Negrete – Mexico
Carla Ribeiro – Portugal
Francisca Munoz Matus – Chile
Nadine Armstrong – Australia
Solveig Grewe – Germany
Anat Daniel – Israel
Liz Swanton – Australia
Ariadne Gerasimidou – Greece
Liza Maria Rojas – Columbia
Guillermina Fossati – Argentina
Petra Walter – Austria
Shereen Shabnam – Dubai
Olesya Repkina – Russia
Michelle Ferreira – Brazil
Nicole Wakelin – United States
Lou Hammond – United States
Alix Capper Murdoch – Cyprus
Ilaria Salzano – Italy
Mervi Varonen – Finland
Sabina Kvasova – Czech Republic
Etsuko Kusuda – Japan
Rita Cook – United States
Miladys Soto – Puerto Rico
Jimena Olazar – Argentina
Malene Raith – Denmark
Beatriz Nunez – Costa Rica
Melina Priam – France
Judith Hernández – Ecuador

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.