Irish Car of the Year 2018

Irish Car Of The Year Refresher Day 2018

The Refresher Day for Irish Car of the Year 2018 in association with Continental Tyres has taken place at Mondello Park in Co. Kildare.

The day is an opportunity for jurors to drive eligible cars again before voting begins for this year's Irish Car of the Year competition.

The winners will be revealed at a gala ceremony in Dublin on November 9th.

Eligible cars broken up into categories:

IRISH CITY CAR OF THE YEAR 2018
Ford KA+
Hyundai i10
Kia Picanto
Skoda Citigo
Suzuki Ignis
Volkswagen UP

IRISH SMALL CAR OF THE YEAR 2018
Citroen C3
Dacia Sandero
Ford Fiesta
Kia Rio
Nissan Micra
SEAT Ibiza
Skoda Rapid
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Yaris

IRISH COMPACT CAR OF THE YEAR 2018
Dacia Logan
Fiat Tipo
Honda Civic
Hyundai i30
Hyundai Ioniq
SEAT Leon
Skoda Octavia
Volkswagen Golf

IRISH MEDIUM CAR OF THE YEAR 2018
Alfa Romeo Giulia
Audi A5
Opel Insignia
Volkswagen Arteon

IRISH EXECUTIVE/PREMIUM CAR OF THE YEAR 2018
BMW 5 Series
Mercedes S-Class
Tesla Model S

IRISH COMPACT CROSSOVER OF THE YEAR 2018
Audi Q2
Ford Kuga
Kia Stonic
Mazda CX-5
Mercedes GLA
Mini Countryman
Nissan Qashqai
Opel Crossland X
Peugeot 3008
Renault Captur
Renault Scenic
Toyota CH-R

IRISH LARGE CROSSOVER OF THE YEAR 2018
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Audi Q5
Land Rover Discovery
Peugeot 5008
Range Rover Velar
Renault Koleos
Skoda Kodiaq
Tesla Model X
Volvo XC60

IRISH GREEN/EFFICIENT CAR OF THE YEAR 2018
BMW 530e
Hyundai Ioniq
Renault Zoe
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model X
Toyota Prius PHEV
VW E-Golf

IRISH PERFORMANCE/SPORTS CAR OF THE YEAR 2018
Alfa Romeo Giulia QF
Fiat Spider
Honda Civic Type R
Porsche 718
VW Golf R


Irish Car of the Year 2017

Irish Car of the Year 2017 Winners!

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been awarded the title of Irish Car of the Year 2017.

The Irish Car of the Year Awards in association with Continental Tyres took place last night, October 27th, at the Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry and were attended by Ireland’s leading car brands, distributors and other motoring dignitaries.

Stephen Byrne, Chief Executive, Mercedes-Benz in Ireland, said: “We are honoured to win the Irish Car of the Year 2017 award. This accolade bestowed by Irish motoring journalists is a recognition of the advanced technology and features to be found in the new generation E-Class.”

This year’s jury was made up of 30 jurors from across online, broadcast and print media, including this writer. Over 40 new cars launched in Ireland over the last year were eligible for the Awards.

John Galvin, Irish Car of the Year Committee member and Chairman of the Irish Motoring Writers' Association (IMWA), said, “We’ve had 40 years of Irish Car of the Year and the E-Class is an exceptional winner.”

Tom Dennigan from Irish Car of the Year sponsor Continental Tyres, said,“Continental is delighted to be associated with Irish Car of the Year, an event that continues to be the highlight of the motoring year.”

The category winners were as follows:

Irish Small Car of the Year 2017 - Suzuki Baleno

Irish Car of the Year 2017
The Suzuki Baleno - Irish Small Car of the Year 2017

Irish Medium Car of the Year 2017 - Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé

Irish Car of the Year 2017
Irish Medium Car of the Year 2017 - Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé

Irish Large Car of the Year 2017 - Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Irish Car of the Year 2017
Irish Medium Car of the Year 2017 - Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Irish Small SUV of the Year 2017 - Peugeot 2008

Irish Car of the Year 2017
Irish Small SUV of the Year 2017 - Peugeot 2008

Irish Medium SUV of the Year 2017 - Hyundai Tucson

Irish Car of the Year 2017
Irish Medium SUV of the Year 2017 - Hyundai Tucson

Irish Large SUV of the Year 2017 - Ford Edge

Irish Car of the Year 2017
Irish Large SUV of the Year 2017 - Ford Edge

Irish Performance/Sports Car of the Year 2017 - Ford Mustang

Irish Car of the Year 2017
Irish Performance/Sports Car of the Year 2017 - Ford Mustang

Caroline Kidd