Rivals rolled out for van of the year
THE list of eligible vans for the title of Continental Irish Van of the Year 2011 has been announced by the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA) Van of the Year jury.
The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock, on Thursday, November 25. The eligible vehicles are: Fiat Doblo Cargo, Mercedes Benz Vito, Nissan NV200, Opel Movano, Renault Master, Volkswagen Caddy and Volkswagen Transporter.
The Continental Irish Van of the Year jury is comprised of nine specialist members of the IMWA, chaired by Gerry Murphy.
"In spite of the downturn, this year's field of runners for the Continental Irish Van of the Year title are a quality line- up of vehicles, showing that the manufacturers have confidence in the expected improvement in the Europe-wide economy," Mr Murphy said.
Last year's Continental Irish Van of the Year title was awarded to the Ford Transit Connect.