Ones to Watch

Stay tuned for new releases and possible nominees

Kia e-Soul, Ford Focus ST, Mercedes-Benz B-Class

22/10/2019 Tick tock, the 2020 Continental Tyres Irish Car of the Year awards are winging their way towards us with the year’s new model army set for their moment in the sun. Who will take their place on the podium? All will be revealed at the Gala Awards night that will take place in Dublin on the night of Thursday, 7th of November. In the meantime, it’s our pleasure to bring you another batch of live contenders for this year’s awards,…

Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 S Coupé, Audi SQ2, Nissan Leaf 62 kWh

03/09/2019 In our latest round-up of new arrivals, we focus on exciting new models from Mercedes-Benz and Audi, plus a very interesting update to the Nissan Leaf, our reigning Irish Green/Efficient Car of the Year. Well into 2019 at this stage, and the contenders for this year’s awards are coming thick and fast! Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 S Coupé Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupé (2019) A lovely coupé version of the much-lauded GLC, this latest offering from Mercedes-Benz is tipped for…

Honda HR-V, Range Rover Evoque, Skoda Scala hatchback

05/08/2019 Another month, another round-up of new vehicle launches to whet the appetite for the 2020 Irish Car of the Year awards, in association with Continental Tyres. This time out, we run the rule over three very different new offerings from Honda, Range Rover and Skoda. Whether you’re in the market for a new car or simply interested in the new vehicle scene, we hope you find our quick capsule reviews interesting. Enjoy! Honda HR-V Sport First off the blocks is…

Toyota Supra, Mini Cooper S, Jaguar F-Pace SVR

06/07/2019 Time flies when you’re having fun, and here at the Irish Car of the Year awards, in association with Continental Tyres, we’re having lots of fun watching all our major car brands launch their 2020 offerings onto the Irish market. As part of our ‘ones to watch’ series, we’re keeping track of all new contenders that arrive – not every single one will satisfy the strict criteria for inclusion in the awards programme proper, but that won’t matter hugely if…

VW T-Cross, Volvo V60, BMW 745

15/04/2019 2019 is marching on, with all major car brands continuing to launch their new models onto the Irish market. While not all ‘new’ models will wind up in contention for the 2020 Irish Car of the Year awards, in association with Continental Tyres, we’re keeping a close eye on all new arrivals anyway. After all, if you’re in the market for a new vehicle then the more information you have at your fingertips, the better! Here’s our latest batch of…

Peugeot 508, Citroen DS7, SEAT Tarraco, Toyota Corolla, Ford Mustang Bullitt

07/03/2019 We’re well into 2019, and Irish new car buyers are more spoiled for choice than ever with a raft of fabulous new model launches over the past number of weeks. With one eye firmly on the Irish Car of the Year awards, in association with Continental Tyres, here we round up the latest batch of shiny new arrivals… in a showroom near you! PEUGEOT 508 First up is the truly gorgeous Peugeot 508 family/fleet model, which already boasts the enviable…

VW Golf GTI TCR, Lexus RX 450hL, Audi Q8 50

06/02/2019 The countdown has begun! The Irish Car of the Year awards, in association with Continental Tyres, may be several months away, but we’ve already got one eye on the class of ’20. Even at this early stage we’ve seen the arrival of several hot new models into Irish showrooms. And here, as part of our ongoing news and analysis, we run the rule over three new cars widely tipped to feature as contenders in the Irish Car of the Year…