October 16, 2018

Irish Car of the Year 2019 Officially Launched

Who will win this year's award?

Irish Car of the Year 2019 launched
Who will win this year’s Irish Car of the Year 2019 award?

Irish Car of the Year 2019, in association with Continental Tyres, will take place on November 8th at a gala event in The Gibson Hotel, Dublin.

50 cars will compete in this year’s competition, in individual categories and for the overall title of Irish Car of the Year 2019. The aim of the Irish Car of the Year awards is to highlight for Irish motorists the best cars that have been launched in the country in the previous 12 calendar months, taking into account the particular requirements of the Irish market.

The jury for Irish Car of the Year is made up of 37 of Ireland’s most experienced motoring journalists, from across online, broadcast and print media, including this writer.

In October, jurors will have the opportunity to drive all eligible cars again at a number of Refresher Days before voting begins.

New for this year, the Irish Car of the Year Committee is launching a new dedicated website where Irish consumers and those interested in buying a new car will be able to get all of the detail on the range of new cars that have been launched in Ireland this year. The website can be viewed here.

The website will also feature details of the vehicles that have been successful in the 2019 awards following the Irish Car of the Year event on November 8th.

The Peugeot 3008 is the current title holder of Irish Car of the Year 2018.

Irish Car of the Year 2019 launched
Pictured at the launch of this year’s awards are Mark Gallivan (left) and Bob Flavin (right) of the Irish Car of the Year Committee, with Tom Dennigan of awards sponsor, Continental Tyres (centre).

Here are the candidates for the Irish Car of the Year 2019 awards:

Audi A1 Honda Civic Type R Nissan Leaf
Audi A6 Hyundai Electric Kona Opel Grandland
Audi A8 Hyundai i30N Porsche Cayenne
Audi Q5 Hyundai Kona Renault Alpine 110
Audi RS3 Hyundai Santa Fe SEAT Arona
Audi RS4 Jaguar E-Pace Skoda Karoq
BMW X2 Jaguar I-Pace Subaru Impreza
BMW X3 Jeep Compass Subaru XV
BMW X4 Jeep Wrangler Suzuki Swift Sport
BMW M5 Kia Ceed Toyota Yaris GRMN
BMW 6 Series GT Kia Niro PHEV Volkswagen Polo
Citroen C3 Aircross Kia Stinger Volkswagen Polo GTi
Dacia Duster Kia Stonic Volkswagen Touareg
Ford EcoSport Lexus LS 500h Volkswagen T-Roc
Ford Fiesta ST Mercedes A Class Volvo V60
Ford Focus Mercedes CLS Volvo XC40
Ford Mondeo HEV Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross