Peugeot Do the Double at Irish Car of the Year Awards
Peugeot ran away with two gongs at the Continental Irish Car of the Year 2011 awards ceremony, held yesterday at the Convention Centre, Dublin.
With leading figures from the Irish Motor Industry in attendance, the Peugeot 5008 was voted Continental Irish Family Car of the Year 2011 and the Peugeot RCZ won Continental Irish Performance Car of the Year 2011.
Last year, the Peugeot 3008 was announced overall Continental Irish Car of the Year 2010 winner.
Both the Peugeot 5008 and Peugeot RCZ were cast as winners by the 27-member Irish Motoring Writers' Association. 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.
Receiving both awards on stage, George Harbourne, Managing Director of Peugeot in Ireland commented: "My thanks to the Irish Motoring Writers' Association who have selected two exciting and deserved models as winners for Best Family Car 2011 and Best Performance Car 2011. The two awards come at the end of a hugely exciting year when we've seen a renaissance of the Peugeot brand in Ireland and a growth in market share. Celebrating Peugeot's 200th birthday in 2010, this year has seen the first year of sales of the superb new Peugeot 3008, Irish Car of the Year 2010 and we've launched both the 5008 and RCZ to strong customer demand. I have no doubt the two latest awards will enhance our range even further."