The Toyota Auris Van and Ssangyong Korando Commercial have been named Category Winners of the Continental Irish Van of the Year 2014 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 Ian Corbett, of Toyota Ireland, and John Keogh, SsangYong Ireland; Tom Dennigan of Continental Tyres Ireland, commented: “In today’s tough commercial vehicle market, these two vehicles have been singled out by the Irish Motoring Writers Association van experts. I am sure that these awards will provide a huge boost for both the Auris Van and Korando Commercial.”
Brian Byrne, Chairman of the IMWA van jury, said: “In assessing candidates for the Continental Irish Van of the Year category awards, our jurors pay close attention to how the vehicles meet the particular requirements of the Irish market – that is why these recommendations are so useful to Irish van / commercial drivers and fleet managers”.
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 2014 was won by the Mercedes Benz Sprinter.