Semperit Erse Caur o the Year

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The Semperit Irish Car of the Year (Scots:Semperit Erse Caur o the Year) awaird wis established in 1978. It is organised an judged bi the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA). It is sponsored bi tyre manufactuer Continental an specifically bi thair brand - 'Semperit'.

The current winner is the Peugeot 3008

The 2009 Semperit Irish Car of the Year wis annoonced in Dublin bi the IMWA on November 21 2008. For the first time, the 2009 awaird haed five category winners in the awairds. The winner wis the Citroën C5

The IMWA haes developed a new wabsteid an it went live on December 19, 2008.

IMWA e.mail: secretary@imwa.ie

Current rules[eedit | eedit soorce]

Cars ar assessed bi the 28 jurors on the follaein criteria:

  • Uise o new technology/new ideas.
  • Safety factors.
  • Equipment level, fuel economy, practicality.
  • Environmental impact (emissions, recyclability).
  • Uise o space, comfort, ventilation an layout.
  • Build quality, fit an finishin.
  • Ride, dynamic qualities, road holdin, steerin, maneuverability.
  • Ingine, ease o drivin, brakin.
  • Price, warranty, dealer network, efter sales service.
  • Driver/uiser feedback.

Results[eedit | eedit soorce]

Winners sorted bi manufacturer
Citroën 2 Xsara (1998) C5 (2009)
Datsun 1 Stanza (1981)
Fiat 5 Ritmo (1980) Uno (1984) Croma (1987) Tipo (1989) Tempra (1990)
Ford 7 Escort (1982) Sierra (1983) Granada (1986) Mondeo (1994) Focus (1999) Focus (2005) Mondeo (2008)
Honda 1 Civic (2007)
Mazda 1 6 (2003)
Opel 4 Kadett (1985) Astra (1992) Omega (1995) Corsa (2001)
Peugeot 2 406 (1997) 3008 (2010)
Renault 2 19 (1990) Laguna (2002)
Suzuki 1 Swift (2006)
Toyota 4 Corolla (1988) Carina (1993) Yaris (2000) Avensis (2004)
Volkswagen 3 Golf (1978) Derby (1979) Polo (1996)