The Irish Car of the Year Awards in association with Continental tyres took place on Thursday night, October 27, at the Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry.
Journalists from Print, online and broadcasting hosted a gala black-tie event attended by Ireland’s leading car brands, importers, distributors & other motoring dignitaries.
Mercedes-Benz took the top award with their E-Class and also a category win with the C-Class Coupé, crowned Irish Medium Car of the Year 2017.
ICOTY Committee member Michael Sheridan “E Class has set the bar to new heights.”
ICOTY Committee member John Galvin “We’ve had 40 years of Irish Car of the Year and the E-Class is an exceptional winner.”
Tom Dennigan of Continental Tyres said about the awards “Continental is delighted to be associated with Irish Car of the Year, an event that continues to be the highlight of the motoring year.”
Stephen Byrne, Chief Executive, Mercedes-Benz in Ireland, said: “We are honoured to win the Irish Car of the Year 2017 award. This accolade bestowed by Irish motoring journalists is a recognition of the advanced technology and features to be found in the new generation E-Class.”
The category winners:
Suzuki Baleno – Irish Small Car of the Year 2017
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé – Irish Medium Car of the Year 2017
Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Irish Large Car of the Year 2017
Peugeot 2008 – Irish Small SUV of the Year 2017
Hyundai Tucson – Irish Medium SUV of the Year 2017
Ford Edge – Irish Large SUV of the Year 2017
Ford Mustang – Irish Performance/Sports Car of the Year 2017
The category winners were all in the running for the top honour with the judging panel of close to 30 journalists electing E-Class by a landslide margin.
The Irish Car of the Year committee comprise Bob Flavin, John Galvin, Michael Moroney and Michael Sheridan.