Peugeot 3008 - Irish Car of the Year 2018 (l-r): Michael Sheridan, ICOYC; Tom Dennigan, Continental Tyres; Des Cannon, MD Gowan Distributors Ltd-Peugeot Ireland; David Walshe, ICOYC.
The Irish Car of the Year Awards in association with Continental Tyres took place on , November 9, at the Gibson Hotel, Dublin.
Peugeot took the top award with its 3008 model which was also named as Irish Compact Crossover of the Year category winner.
The category winners:
- Kia Picanto - Irish City Car of the Year 2018
- Nissan Micra - Irish Small Car of the Year 2018
- Honda Civic - Irish Compact Car of the Year 2018
- Alfa Romeo Giulia - Irish Medium Car of the Year 2018
- BMW 5 Series - Irish Executive / Premium Car of the Year 2018
- Peugeot 3008 - Irish Compact Crossover of the Year 2018
- Skoda Kodiaq - Irish Large Crossover of the Year 2018
- Toyota Prius PHEV - Irish Green / Efficient Car of the Year 2018
- Alfa Romeo Giulia QF - Irish Performance / Sports Car of the Year 2018
New for this year’s awards programme, the Irish Car of the Year Committee (ICOYC) introduced an award designed to recognise outstanding innovation, the Irish Car of the Year Innovation award. The Irish Car of the Year Committee explained that the aim of the award is to highlight the many innovative technologies and systems that car makers are integrating in new models. Many of these innovations are helping to improve road safety and are making cars more intelligent as the dawn of autonomous driving comes ever closer. The winner of the inaugural Irish Car of the Year Innovation Award for 2018 is the Honda Civic Sensing Suite of Safety Features.
Apart from the Innovation category award winner, the nine other category winners were all in the running for the top honour with the judging panel of some 30 journalists electing the Peugeot 3008 by a very tight margin.