The Nissan Juke has been voted Continental Irish Car of the Year 2011 by the Irish Motoring Writers Association. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony in the Convention Centre Dublin attended by leading figures from the motor industry.
The results were as follows:
1. Nissan Juke 185 points
2. Kia Venga 166 points
3. BMW 5 Series 158 points
4. Skoda Yeti 149 points
5. Opel Astra 144 points
The Irish Motoring Writers Association judges awarded points on the basis of criteria ranging from innovation and safety to space, comfort, build quality, driving quality and value for money.
Presenting the award to Paul O'Sullivan, Marketing Director of Nissan Ireland, Paddy Murphy of awards sponsor, Continental Tyres Ireland, commented: "The Irish motoring writers have selected an exciting model and no doubt the 2011 Irish Car of the Year accolade will provide a huge boost to the popularity of the Nissan Juke in the Irish market, particularly in the context of the current economic environment."
Awards were made in five categories, reflecting the diversified nature of todays car market in Ireland.Published 29 November 2010