At an awards ceremony this week the Land Rover Discovery 4 Commercial and Volkswagen Golf Van were voted category winners in the Continental Irish Van of the Year 2011 by the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA ) van jury.
All nine voting members of the IMWA van jury took part in the vote. In deciding these category winners, the jury members took into account such attributes as: load capacity, reliability, overall versatility, cost of ownership, and drive comfort.
Presenting the awards to Eddie Kavanagh, general manager of Land Rover Ireland and Mark Mulvaney of Volkswagen Ireland, Paddy Murphy of Continental Tyres Ireland commented, “These two great vehicles have won the valuable endorsement of the Irish Motoring Writers Association. I am sure that winning this Continental Irish Van of the Year category award will no doubt support the success in the commercial marketplace for both the Discovery 4 and the Golf van.”
Chairman of the Irish Motoring Writers Association, Michael Moroney said, “The Continental Irish van category awards are of particular interest to Irish van/ commercial drivers and fleet managers, as they highlight the niche models that have won the approval of our van jury”.
The Commercial SUV and Car Derived Van of the Year titles are category awards under the umbrella of the Continental Irish Van of the Year. The overall Continental Irish Van of the Year award for 2011 was won by the Mercedes-Benz Vito.