Irish Van of the Year 2017
Not One – But Three Winners
Are you in the market for a new van? It can be a time consuming exercise reading reviews and comparing models and prices. However, you could take some inspiration from the recent announcement of the Irish Van of the Year 2017 Award.
Organised every year by the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA), the award is voted upon by a jury of Ireland’s most prominent van journalists.
More Than One Winner
In an interesting move this year, it wasn’t just one van that picked up the award – but three. The title of Irish Van of the Year went to the Citroen Dispatch, Peugeot Expert and the Toyota ProAce. The three vans are part of a production and development joint venture between the three companies and all 3 vans are built in the Peugot-Citroen production facility in Sevelnord, France.
If you’re looking to transport more than just materials, you might be interested to hear that there are passenger spec versions available too, with seating for up to nine people.
UK Van of the Year Award
Over in the UK, the Peugeot Expert was also recognised in the 2017 Auto Express Van of the Year Awards. Although missing out on the top award to the Volkswagen Crafter, the Peugeot Expert was highly commended by the jury.
Top Selling Models
In terms of popularity, the models haven’t made it into the top 10 selling models. The Toyota ProAce is the 19th most popular van model in 2017 to date followed by the Peugeot Expert (#23) and the Citroen Dispatch (#32). However, the models were only introduced into the market in late 2016 so it will take a while for the models to climb up the rankings in Ireland.