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Star trio wins Irish Van of the Year 2017


The Citroen Dispatch/ Peugeot Expert/ Toyota Proace Van, products of the joint-venture development and production agreement of the three companies has been voted Irish Van of the Year 2017 in association with Continental Tyres.

The award, which is the property of the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA) is voted upon by a jury of Ireland’s most experienced van journalists, including the five man IMWA Irish Van of the Year jury and five invited jurors.

Padraic Deane, chairman of the IMWA Irish Van of the Year committee said: “There was one stand-out winner of our long established award this year. The Citroen Dispatch, Peugeot Expert and Toyota Proace trio are built in PSA’s (Peugeot-Citroen) Sevelnord production facility in north-eastern France.

A testament to the high standards these vans achieved is best summed up by the fact that this was the first time Toyota has let another original equipment manufacturer totally engineer and build a vehicle for them.”

Pictured at the presentation of the Irish Van of the Year award today were (L-R): Ian Corbett from Toyota Ireland, Chris Graham from Citroen and DS Ireland, and Des Cannon from Peugeot Ireland/ Gowan Distributors with Tom Dennigan of awards sponsor Continental Tyres.

Irish Pick Up of the Year 2017
The Nissan Navara was also named today by the same jury as Irish Pick Up of the Year 2017 in association with Continental Tyres.

Pictured at the presentation of the Irish Pick Up of the Year 2017 award today were (L-R): Dermot McDermott from Nissan Ireland with Tom Dennigan of awards sponsor Continental Tyres.