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Continental Irish Car of the Year shortlist announced

The shortlist of models for the 38th annual Continental Irish Car of the Year 2015 has been announced by the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA).  Sponsored by Continental Tyres Ireland, the overall winner of the 2015 title will be announced at an awards ceremony in The Marker Hotel, on Friday 28th November.

ContiThe shortlisted models are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Alfa Romeo 4C
BMW 2 Series
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
Citroen C1
Citroen Cactus
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso
Hyundai i10
ercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Nissan Qashqai
Nissan X-Trail
Peugeot 308
Peugeot RCZ R
Toyota Aygo

From 39 eligible cars, selection of the shortlisted vehicles is based on votes from the 18 voting members of the IMWA, taking into account such factors as value for money, style, engineering and performance.

Tom Dennigan of sponsor Continental Tyres Ireland said: “We’re delighted to see such a dynamic shortlist announcement today, one that features some of Ireland’s most recognisable car manufacturers – some of who have a number of models shortlisted which only goes to show their popularity in Ireland.”

Austin Shinnors, Chairman of the IMWA, said: “Once again this year’s shortlist does not fail to excite.  It’s going to be a very difficult decision making process for all our members – we look forward to honouring the overall winner on November 28th.”

The winner of last year’s Continental Irish Car of the Year was the Citroen C4 Picasso.