The Ford Fiesta Van and Ford Ranger have been named Category Winners of the Continental Irish Van of the Year 2013 title by the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA) Van Jury.
All nine voting members of the IMWA Van Jury took part in the vote. In deciding on these category winners, the jury members took into account such attributes as load capacity, reliability, overall versatility, cost of ownership and drive comfort.
Presenting the awards to Donella Casey, Fleet, Supply and Distribution Manager of Ford Ireland; John Morgan, Continental Tyres Ireland Business Development Manager, commented: “Congratulations to Ford on scooping both category awards! In today’s tough commercial vehicle market, I am sure that the endorsement of the Irish Motoring Writers Association and these Continental Irish Van of the Year Category Awards will be a huge boost for both the Fiesta Van and Ranger.”
Michael Moroney, Chairman of the IMWA van jury, said: “The Continental Irish van category awards are of particular interest to Irish van / commercial drivers and fleet managers, as they highlight the niche models best suited to the particular requirements of the Irish market”.
The Commercial SUV and Car Derived Van of the Year titles are category awards under the umbrella of the Continental Irish Van of the Year. The overall Continental Irish Van of the Year award for 2013 was won by the Ford Transit Custom.