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08 Dec 2021

Car of the Year: Irish winner to be announced on November 8

Car of the Year: Irish winner to be announced on November 8

Mark Gallivan (left) and Bob Flavin (right), Irish Car of the Year Committee chairpersons, with Tom Dennigan of awards sponsors, Continental Tyres at the launch this year

The Irish Car Of The Year 2019 winner will be announced at a gala reception in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday, November 8.
The following is the categorised list of cars eligible for ICOTY 2019:
Small/compact car of the year contenders - Ford Focus, Kia Ceed, Mercedes A Class, Volkswagen Polo, Subaru Impreza.
Executive/Premium car - Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8, BMW 6 Series GT, Kia Stinger GT Line, Mercedes CLS, Lexus LS 500h, Volvo V60.
Small crossover - Citroen C3 Aircross, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Kona, SEAT Arona, VW T-Roc.
Compact crossover - BMW X2, Dacia Duster, Jeep Compass, Jaguar E-pace, Volvo XC40.
Medium crossover - BMW X3, Honda CR-V, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Grandland, Skoda Karoq, Subaru XV.
Large crossover - BMW X4, Hyundai Santa Fe, Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen Touareg.
Green/efficient car - Ford Mondeo HEV, Jaguar I-Pace, Kia Nero PHEV, Nissan Leaf.
Hot hatchback - Ford Fiesta ST, Hyundai i30N, Volkswagen Polo GTi, Renault Megane RS, Suzuki Swift Sport, Toyota Yaris GRMN.
Performance car - Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV, Audi RS3, Audi RS4, BMW M5, Kia Stinger GT.
Innovation Award - Audi A8 - Level 3 Autonomy, Citroen Advanced Comfort Seats, Citroen Progresssive Hydraulic Cushion Suspension, Mercedes Benz - MCUX interface, Nissan Leaf - E Pedal, Volvo XC60 - run off road mitigation; Volvo XC40 - smart storage.

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