The all-electric Kia e-Soul was named as the Continental Tyres Irish Car of the Year for 2020 by a panel of motoring journalists from print, online and broadcasting at the recent annual Irish Car and Van of the Year Awards event. This was the first time that an all-electric car took the Irish Car of the Year title.

Kia took the top award with its new e-Soul model, which also took home two category awards on the night. These were the Continental Tyres Irish Compact Car of the Year and Continental Tyres Irish Green/Efficient Car of the Year. As the first ever electric car to take the Irish Car of the Year title, the e-Soul was one of several full electric or hybrid models in the running for this year’s award.