• 16 vie for Irish Car of the Year 2014 title

    by  • October 24, 2013 • Motoring News

    Pin It
    2013 Volkswagen Golf Mk7 exterior front left dynamic

    The VW Golf has been picking up awards around the world – will it be named Ireland’s car of the year?

    Sixteen models have been shortlisted for the Continental Irish Car of the Year 2014, with Peugeot, Toyota and Volkswagen each having two contenders.

    The final 16 was whittled down by the voting members of the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association from a longlist of 51.

    Tom Dennigan of sponsors Continental Tyres Ireland said: ‘As a snapshot of the range of excellent cars available to Irish motorists, this year’s shortlist for the title has it all, from interesting and exciting new concepts to revisions of familiar old favourites.’

    Meanwhile, IMWA chairman, Gerry Murphy said this year’s shortlist is ‘the most exciting for a number of years’.

    The BMW 3 Series was the winner of the Continental Irish Car of the Year 2013 award. Its successor will be announced on November 21.

    Continental Irish Car of the Year 2014 shortlist:
    BMW 4 Series
    Citroen C4 Picasso
    Dacia Sandero
    Ford Fiesta ST
    Kia Carens
    Nissan Juke Nismo
    Peugeot 2008
    Peugeot 208 GTi
    Range Rover
    Renault Clio
    Skoda Octavia
    Toyota Auris
    Toyota Corolla
    Volkswagen Golf
    Volkswagen Golf GTI

    Related articles
    Irish Car of the Year longlist announced