The Ford Mondeo has been voted Continental Irish Car of the Year 2016 by the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association. The announcement of the 39th Irish Car of the Year Award was made at an awards ceremony in Dublin today attended by leading figures from the motor industry.
The overall results, with weighted scores, were as follows:
1. Ford Mondeo
2. Volvo XC90
3. Mercedes Benz GLE
3. Kia Sorento
4. Skoda Superb
148 points 147 points 144 points 144 points 140 points
The Irish Motoring Writers’ Association judges awarded points on the basis of criteria ranging from design, comfort, safety, economy, handling and performance as well as driver satisfaction, value for money and technical innovation, with a maximum of 20 points under each heading.
John Galvin, Chairman of the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association, commented: “The Irish motoring writers have selected an exciting model and no doubt the 2016 Irish Car of the Year accolade will provide a huge boost to the popularity of the Ford Mondeo in the Irish market, particularly in the context of the current competitive economic environment.”
Awards were made in six categories, reflecting the diversified nature of today’s car market in Ireland.
Continental Irish Small Car of the Year
Continental Irish Compact Family Car of the Year
Continental Irish Medium Car of the Year
Continental Irish Large Car of the Year
Continental Irish Executive Car of the Year
Continental Irish Performance Car of the Year
Audi TT The Ford Mondeo succeeds the Nissan Qashqai which took the title last year.