Irish Car of the Year 2019, in association with Continental Tyres, will take place on November 8th at a gala event in The Gibson Hotel, Dublin.
50 cars will compete in this year’s competition, in individual categories and for the overall title of Irish Car of the Year 2019. The aim of the Irish Car of the Year awards is to highlight for Irish motorists the best cars that have been launched in the country in the previous 12 calendar months, taking into account the particular requirements of the Irish market.
The jury for Irish Car of the Year is made up of 37 of Ireland’s most experienced motoring journalists, from across online, broadcast and print media, including this writer.
In October, jurors will have the opportunity to drive all eligible cars again at a number of Refresher Days before voting begins.
New for this year, the Irish Car of the Year Committee is launching a new dedicated website where Irish consumers and those interested in buying a new car will be able to get all of the detail on the range of new cars that have been launched in Ireland this year. The website can be viewed here.
The website will also feature details of the vehicles that have been successful in the 2019 awards following the Irish Car of the Year event on November 8th.
The Peugeot 3008 is the current title holder of Irish Car of the Year 2018.
Here are the candidates for the Irish Car of the Year 2019 awards:
|Audi A1||Honda Civic Type R||Nissan Leaf|
|Audi A6||Hyundai Electric Kona||Opel Grandland|
|Audi A8||Hyundai i30N||Porsche Cayenne|
|Audi Q5||Hyundai Kona||Renault Alpine 110|
|Audi RS3||Hyundai Santa Fe||SEAT Arona|
|Audi RS4||Jaguar E-Pace||Skoda Karoq|
|BMW X2||Jaguar I-Pace||Subaru Impreza|
|BMW X3||Jeep Compass||Subaru XV|
|BMW X4||Jeep Wrangler||Suzuki Swift Sport|
|BMW M5||Kia Ceed||Toyota Yaris GRMN|
|BMW 6 Series GT||Kia Niro PHEV||Volkswagen Polo|
|Citroen C3 Aircross||Kia Stinger||Volkswagen Polo GTi|
|Dacia Duster||Kia Stonic||Volkswagen Touareg|
|Ford EcoSport||Lexus LS 500h||Volkswagen T-Roc|
|Ford Fiesta ST||Mercedes A Class||Volvo V60|
|Ford Focus||Mercedes CLS||Volvo XC40|
|Ford Mondeo HEV||Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross|