Mondeo wins Continental Irish Car of the Year 2016

Ford Mondeo has won the Continental Irish Car of the Year for 2016. Having won its own category of Continental Irish Medium Car of the Year earlier in the day, it then went on to win the overall Category.

The overall results, with weighted scores, were as follows:
1. Ford Mondeo 148 points
2. Volvo XC90 147 points
3. Mercedes Benz GLE 144 points
3. Kia Sorento 144 points
4. Skoda Superb 140 points

The Irish Motoring Writers’ Association judges awarded points on the basis of criteria ranging from
design, comfort, safety, economy, handling and performance as well as driver satisfaction, value for
money and technical innovation, with a maximum of 20 points under each heading.

John Galvin, Chairman of the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association, commented: “The Irish motoring
writers have selected an exciting model and no doubt the 2016 Irish Car of the Year accolade will
provide a huge boost to the popularity of the Ford Mondeo in the Irish market, particularly in the
context of the current competitive economic environment.”

Awards were made in six categories, reflecting the diversified nature of today’s car market in Ireland.

Continental Irish Small Car of the Year
Opel Corsa

Continental Irish Compact Family Car of the Year
Honda HR-V

Continental Irish Medium Car of the Year
Ford Mondeo

Continental Irish Large Car of the Year
Kia Sorento

Continental Irish Executive Car of the Year
Volvo XC90

Continental Irish Performance Car of the Year
Audi TT

The Ford Mondeo succeeds the Nissan Qashqai which took the title last year.