Skoda Superb wins the top prize from the APMP


The winners have been announced for the APMP Car of the Year Awards 2016 writes Geraldine Herbert

The Association of Professional Motoring Press has today announced the winners of the APMP Car of the Year Awards 2016.

The Powerscourt Hotel in picturesque County Wicklow was again the venue for the second annual professional press awards, voted on by Ireland’s most widely read motoring journalists. In an exciting year for new car launches, the cream of new machinery was judge using numerous criteria and votes cast.

The jurors from all forms of media including print (national and daily and Sunday newspapers), radio (local and national), TV and online voted for category winners firstly and then used a single vote to nominate their Car Of The Year from the category winners list. The open and transparent voting system is a key part of APMP’s operation.

The voting system: With each vehicle category, a juror had 25 points to distribute, with 15 points the maximum one vehicle could get and 0 points the minimum. This voting system delivered a list of category winners. From the category winners list each juror had a single vote for their nominated car of the year and a simple majority delivered the overall winners.

A total of 10 individual category awards were presented including the overall APMP Car of the Year 2015, which went to the Skoda Superb.


Category winners: (Click on the links to read our review of each car)

City Car of the Year – Audi A1

Small Car of the Year – Mazda2

Compact Family Car of the Year – BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

Mid-Size Family Car of the Year – Volkwagen Passat

Large Family Car of the Year – Skoda Superb

Performance Car of the Year – Volkswagen Golf R

Coupé/Cabriolet of the Year – Mazda MX-5

Small SUV of the Year – Mazda CX-3

Mid-Size SUV of the Year – Land Rover Discovery Sport

Large SUV of the Year – Audi Q7

APMP Car of the Year 2016 Skoda Superb


26th October, 2015



Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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