Land Rover Defender Commercial named Irish Commercial SUV of the Year for 2023

Tom Dennigan of Continental Tyres and Joe Rayfus, Chairman of the MMAI, present Eddie Kavanagh (centre) of Land Rover Ireland with the trophy for Commercial SUV of the Year 2023, in front of the winning vehicle, the Land Rover Defender Commercial. (Picture: Damien Eagers)

The Land Rover Defender Commercial has won the Irish Commercial SUV of the Year Award 2023 in association with Continental Tyres.

A category award under the umbrella of the Irish Van of the Year awards, the Commercial SUV of the Year is voted upon by a jury of the most experienced light commercial vehicle journalists drawn from the membership of the Motoring Media Association of Ireland (MMAI), the grouping that brings together some 32 of Ireland’s leading motoring journalists.

In deciding on this category award winner, the MMAI Irish Van of the Year jury members took into account such attributes as load capacity, reliability, overall versatility, cost of ownership and driving comfort.

The overall Irish Van of the Year award for 2023 was won by the VW ID. Buzz.

German premium tyre manufacturer, Continental Tyres, is the main sponsor of the Irish Car and Van of the Year awards.