The new Ford Transit Connect has been voted Continental Irish Van of the Year 2010 by the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association.
The announcement was made at an awards ceremony in Dublin. The Transit Connect finished ahead of the Renault Kangoo and Verde Cargovan.
This made it a clean sweep for Ford, which also took the Commercial SUV award and Car-Derived Van award.
All nine voting members of the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association van jury took part in the vote. Value-for-money, reliability, versatility, and lasting residual value were among the attributes assessed by the judges.
Presenting the award to Eddie Murphy, chairman and managing director of Ford Ireland, Paddy Murphy of Continental Tyres commented: “Ford has long enjoyed a leading position in the van marketplace in Ireland, and it’s through vehicles like the new Transit Connect. The blue oval’s hat-trick of awards is a tribute to the brand’s CV credentials.”
The Ford Kuga commercial took the Continental Irish Commercial SUV award, with the Ford Fiesta Van bagging the Continental Irish Car-Derived Van of the Year title. At the same ceremony the Peugeot 3008 was voted Continental Irish Car of the Year 2010.