The New Fiesta was also named the 2013 Women's World Car of the Year Economy Car by the panel of 18 female motoring writers which judged the awards on factors including safety, value-for-money, aesthetic appearance, storage space, child-friendliness, ease-of-driving, colour, sex appeal and environmental footprint.
Ford's 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine delivers 125 PS and produces 99 g/km CO2 as part of a line-up of seven Fiesta powertrains that deliver sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions.
"The Fiesta has such a high-end look and feel to it", said U.K. judge Victoria MacMillan Bell. "Pair this with the multi award-winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine achieving fuel economy and performance never before seen and this very stylish pocket rocket wins in every category with bells on"
."It was clear from the outset that the new Fiesta 1.0-litre EcoBoost had struck a chord with our panel of female motoring experts from around the world", said Women's World Car of the Year chief judge, Sandy Myhre of New Zealand.
The fifth Women's World Car of the Year awards will be presented in London in October.