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Irish Car of the Year ‘Refresher Drive’ days at Mondello Park Racing Circuit

23/10/2018
Irish Car of the Year 2019 'Refresher Day' at Mondello Park

Monday and Tuesday October 22 & 23 were the designated ‘Refresher Drive’ days for the Irish Car of the Year‘, in association with Continental Tyres.

All 48 cars that are eligible for the Irish Car of the Year 2019 awards were on site and parked up along the pit lane waiting to be tested by the 34 accredited jurors, motoring journalists from a range of online and print titles from across the country.

The Refresher Drive days are organised so as to give the jurors an opportunity to ‘refresh’ their memory of cars they may have driven more than six months ago, ahead of the final voting deadline on October 31.

The line-up of 48 cars (and 7 vans) made for a very impressive site as they were lined up along the pit lane…

The 10 categories and overall Irish Car of the Year winner for 2019 will be announced at a gala black tie event at The Gibson Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday night November 8.

Irish Car of the Year 2019 'Refresher Day' at Mondello Park

Irish Car of the Year 2019 categories


Small / Compact Car

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 Niro 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 QF
Audi RS3
Audi RS4
BMW M5
Kia Stinger GT


Innovation Award

Audi A8 - Level 3 Autonomy
Citroen Advanced Comfort Seats
Citroen Progressive Hydraulic Cushion Suspension
Mercedes Benz - MBUX interface
Nissan LEAF - E Pedal
Volvo XC60 - Run off Road Mitigation
Volvo XC40 - Smart Storage


Irish Van of the Year

Ford Transit Custom
Iveco Daily Blue Power
LDV eV80 Electric
MAN TGE
Nissan eNV200
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
VW Crafter

Irish Car of the Year 2019 'Refresher Day' at Mondello Park


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Mark Griffiths, Public Relations Contact for UK and Ireland
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