The Toyota Auris was among the category winners at the Continental Irish Van of the Year 2014 Awards run by the Irish Motoring Writers' Association (IMWA).

Ian Corbett of Toyota Ireland accepted the award for Car Derived Van of the Year. 

The jury members took into account such attributes as load capacity, reliability, overall versatility, cost of ownership and drive comfort. 

Brian Byrne, Chairman of the IMWA van jury, said: "In assessing candidates for the Continental Irish Van of the Year category awards, our jurors pay close attention to how the vehicles meet the particular requirements of the Irish market – that is why these recommendations are so useful to Irish van/commercial drivers and fleet managers. "

The Car Derived Van of the Year title category award is under the umbrella of the Continental Irish Van of the Year.

The overall Continental Irish Van of the Year award for 2014 was won by the Mercedes Benz Sprinter.