Irish Car of the Year 2017

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The Irish Car of the Year Awards will take place on Thursday, October 27th.


The Awards jury will be made up of 33 media representatives who will vote for the overall Car of the Year 2017.


Tom Dennigan from Continental Tyres Ireland said, “Continental Tyres is delighted to be sponsor of the Irish Car and Van of the Year awards, which are adjudicated upon by the majority of motoring journalists in Ireland.”


The Awards are organised and judged by the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA), which are a grouping of Irish motoring journalists.


Last year, the Ford Mondeo was voted Continental Irish Car of the Year 2016 by the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association. Ford has won the competition seven times, with the Ford Mondeo winning the overall title the most times for an individual model.


The overall results were as follows:

  1. Ford Mondeo – 148 points

  2. Volvo XC90 – 147 points

  3. Mercedes Benz GLE –  144 points

  4. Kia Sorento – 144 points

  5. Skoda Superb – 140 points


The categories for this year’s Awards are as follows:

Small Car

Medium Car

Large Car

Small SUV

Medium SUV

Large SUV

Performance/Sports Car

An Irish Van of the Year 2017 will also be awarded.

 

Irish Car of the year Winners 1978 - 2016


1978 – VW Golf Diesel

1979 – VW Derby

1980 – Fiat Ritmo

1981 – Datsun Stanza

1982 – Ford Escort

1983 – Ford Sierra

1984 – Fiat Uno

1985 – Opel Kadett

1986 – Ford Granada

1987 – Fiat Croma

1988 – Toyota Corolla

1989 – Fiat Tipo

1990 – Renault 19

1991 – Fiat Tempra

1992 – Opel Astra

1993 – Toyota Carina E

1994 – Ford Mondeo

1995 – Opel Omega

1996 – VW Polo

1997 – Peugeot 406

1998 – Citroen Xsara

1999 – Ford Focus

2000 – Toyota Yaris

2001 – Opel Corsa

2002 – Renault Laguna

2003 – Mazda 6

2004 – Toyota Avensis

2005 – Ford Focus

2006 – Suzuki Swift

2007 – Honda Civic

2008 – Ford Mondeo

2009 – Citroen C5

2010 – Peugeot 3008

2011 – Nissan Juke

2012 – Kia Rio

2013 – BMW 3 Series

2014 – Citroen C4 Picasso

2015 – Nissan Qashqai

2016 – Ford Mondeo

 

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