The Irish Car of the Year Awards in association with Continental Tyres took place last night, October 27th, at the Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry. Journalists from print, online and broadcasting hosted a gala event attended by Ireland’s leading car brands, importers, distributors & other motoring dignitaries.
Michael Sheridan and John Galvin of the Irish Car of the Year committee, Ciaran Allen and Stephen Byrne of Mercedes-Benz and Tom Dennigan, Continental Tyres Ireland with the overall winner of the Irish Car of the Year 2017 – Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Mercedes-Benz took the top award with its E-Class and also a category win with the C-Class Coupé, crowned Irish Medium Car of the Year 2017.
Irish Car of the Year ICOTY committee member John Galvin commenetd: “We’ve had 40 years of Irish Car of the Year and the E-Class is an exceptional winner.”
Tom Dennigan of Continental Tyres added: “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 the E-Class by a landslide margin.