Voting members of the Irish Motoring Writers' Association (IMWA) have carried out their final testing of the shortlisted models for the Continental Irish Car of the Year 2014.

Sponsored by Continental Tyres Ireland, the overall winner of the 2014 title will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, on Thursday November 21. 

The shortlisted models (in alphabetical order):

BMW 4 Series

Citroen C4 Picasso

Dacia Sandero

Ford Fiesta ST

Kia Carens


Nissan Juke Nismo

Peugeot 2008

Peugeot 208 GTi

Range Rover

Renault Clio

Skoda Octavia

Toyota Auris

Toyota Corolla

Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf GTI

There are five categories: Small Car, Compact Family Car, Family Car, Luxury/Executive and Performance/Sports. From the category winners an overall winner will be selected.

The winner of last year's Continental Irish Car of the Year was the BMW 3 Series.