Ford Mondeo takes Continental Irish Car of the Year crown

ICOY-2015-Car-Winner-Release-IMWA-November-20-2105The 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 – 148 points
2. Volvo XC90 – 147 points
3. Mercedes Benz GLE –  144 points
3. Kia Sorento – 144 points
4. Skoda Superb – 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.

Motorsport legend Rosemary Smith is pictured with John Galvin, Chairman of the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association and the Ford Mondeo, Continental Irish Car of the Year 2016
Motorsport legend Rosemary Smith is pictured with John Galvin, Chairman of the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association and the Ford Mondeo, Continental Irish Car of the Year 2016

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.”58-Sept-Sales-Ford-Mondeo

Awards were made in six categories, reflecting the diversified nature of today’s car market in Ireland.

Continental Irish Small Car of the Year
Opel Corsa

Continental Irish Compact Family Car of the Year
Honda HR-V

Continental Irish Medium Car of the Year
Ford Mondeo

Continental Irish Large Car of the Year
Kia Sorento

Continental Irish Executive Car of the Year
Volvo XC90

Continental Irish Performance Car of the Year
Audi TT The Ford Mondeo succeeds the Nissan Qashqai which took the title last year.