Home » Motoring » Irish Car of the Year 2017 crowned
Bob Flavin, ICOTY, Tom Dennigan, Continental Tyres, Stephen Byrne, Mercedes Ireland, John Galvin and Michael Sheridan, ICOTY at the Irish Car of the Year Awards 2017 where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class was crowned the overall winner.
Bob Flavin, ICOTY, Tom Dennigan, Continental Tyres, Stephen Byrne, Mercedes Ireland, John Galvin and Michael Sheridan, ICOTY at the Irish Car of the Year Awards 2017 where the Mercedes-Benz E-Class was crowned the overall winner.

Irish Car of the Year 2017 crowned

The Irish Car of the Year Awards in association with Continental tyres took place on Thursday night, October 27, at the Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry.

Irish Car of the Year 2017
Irish Car of the Year 2017

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.

About John Galvin

Motoring editor - The Clare Champion


Chairman and voting member of Irish Motoring Writers' Association

Check Also

Defective car tyres costing lives

Ennis and Clare motorists are being advised to check their car or vehicle tyres monthly, …