Volkswagen ID.4 – 2021 World Car of the Year

The Road to the 2021 World Car Awards journey concluded today with the declaration of the VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 as the 2021 World Car of the Year as voted by our 93 distinguished international journalists from 28 countries that make up the World Car Awards jury panel. The votes were tabulated by KPMG.

This is the fifth World Car of the Year (WCOTY) win for Volkswagen AG.  Previous WCOTY wins were as follows:

2013 World Car of the Year – Volkswagen Golf
2012 World Car of the Year – Volkswagen UP!
2010 World Car of the Year – Volkswagen Polo
2009 World Car of the Year – Volkswagen Golf VI

Ralf Brandstätter, CEO Volkswagen Cars: “We are particularly pleased about our ID.4 being named “World Car of the Year”. Not only because it is one of the most important car awards in the world – but because the jury also honored a great idea and a great team. The first ID. Model for the key markets of Europe, China and the U.S. carries our electric offensive around the world. A convincing car, a great idea – and the “World Car of the Year” award? That goes well together for us!”

World Car of the Year

Volkswagen ID.4

VEHICLEOccupant
Environment
PerformanceValueSafetyEnvironmentMarket
Significance
Emotional
Appeal
InnovationSCORE
Honda e7.76.75.87.48.86.78.88.7742
Toyota Yaris6.96.87.57.77.97.86.87.2732
Volkswagen ID.47.97.47.48.19.38.87.28.4798

Porsche 911 Turbo – 2021 World Performance Car

The Road to the 2021 World Car Awards journey concluded today with the declaration of the PORSCHE 911 TURBO as the 2021 World Performance Car as voted by our 93 distinguished international journalists from 28 countries that make up the World Car Awards jury panel. The votes were tabulated by KPMG.

This is the seventh World Performance Car win for Porsche AG in the World Car Awards’ 17 year history.

Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Model Line 911 and 718 said, “We could not be more excited to accept this award, which represents the eighth instance of Porsche winning a World Car Awards title. The 911 Turbo S is the peak of performance and luxury from Porsche, a fact this recognition underscores. With the new generation 992, we continue to push the boundaries.”

World Performance Car

Porsche 911 Turbo

VEHICLEOccupant
Environment
PerformanceValueSafetyEnvironmentMarket
Significance
Emotional
Appeal
InnovationSCORE
Audi RS Q88.59.07.28.55.96.98.37.8792
Porsche 911 Turbo8.19.77.48.16.37.59.08.0822
Toyota GR Yaris6.58.58.47.56.87.18.47.8773

Mercedes-Benz S-Class – 2021 World Luxury Car

The Road to the 2021 World Car Awards journey concluded today with the declaration of the MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS as the 2021 World Luxury Car as voted by our 93 distinguished international journalists from 28 countries that make up the World Car Awards jury panel. The votes were tabulated by KPMG.

This is the fourth World Luxury Car win for Mercedes-Benz and the second time that the S-Class has won the title in the World Car Awards’ 17 year history.

“It’s a great honour to see the new S-Class recognized around the globe as the 2021 World Luxury Car”, says Prof. Dr. Uwe Ernstberger, Head of S-Class and C-Class model series product group at Mercedes-Benz AG. „And it feels right. Building on its long tradition of innovation, the new generation once again sets the pace in the automotive industry. The S-Class offers trailblazing innovations in all areas, from safety and comfort to efficiency.”

World Luxury Car

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

VEHICLEOccupant
Environment
PerformanceValueSafetyEnvironmentMarket
Significance
Emotional
Appeal
InnovationSCORE
Land Rover Defender8.37.87.18.06.27.68.88.0774
Mercedes-Benz S-Class9.18.37.99.47.78.38.19.2853
Polestar 28.18.27.48.59.07.87.78.5815

HONDA e – 2021 World Urban Car

The Road to the 2021 World Car Awards journey concluded today with the declaration of the HONDA e as the 2021 World Urban Car as voted by our 93 distinguished international journalists from 28 countries that make up the World Car Awards jury panel. The votes were tabulated by KPMG.

Koji Watanabe, Operating Executive & Chief Officer of Brand and Communications Operations said,

“We are very proud to receive this prestigious award from the World Car Awards organisation. We have strived to create new value through products like Honda e, and it is rewarding to see those efforts recognised. We aim to be a company which society wants to exist, and awards like this only strengthen our commitment to provide joy to our customers for years to come.”

World Urban Car

Honda e:

VEHICLEOccupant
Environment
PerformanceValueSafetyEnvironmentMarket
Significance
Emotional
Appeal
InnovationSCORE
Honda e7.97.15.97.38.66.78.88.7754
Honda Jazz/Fit7.46.67.37.87.76.66.57.1719
Toyota Yaris7.07.17.37.77.87.96.97.2737

Land Rover Defender – 2021 World Car DESIGN of the Year

The Road to the 2021 World Car Awards journey concluded today with the declaration of the LAND ROVER DEFENDER as the 2021 World Car Design of the Year as voted by our 93 distinguished international journalists from 28 countries that make up the World Car Awards jury panel. The votes were tabulated by KPMG.

This is the sixth World Car Design of the Year win for Jaguar Land Rover.  No other OEM has received as many Design awards in the World Car Awards’ 17 year history.  Previous Design awards were:  2019 – Jaguar I-PACE, 2018 – Range Rover Velar, 2017 – Jaguar F-PACE, 2012 – Range Rover Evoque and 2013 – Jaguar F-Type.

Prof. Gerry McGovern OBE, Chief Creative Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “New Defender is influenced by its past but is not constrained by it and we are delighted it has been honoured with this award. Our vision was to create a 21st century Defender by pushing the boundaries of engineering, technology and design while retaining its renowned DNA and off-road capability. The result is a compelling 4×4 that resonates with customers on an emotional level.”

World Car Design of the Year

Land Rover Defende

VEHICLE1st2nd3rd4th5thSCORE
Honda e11580151217239
Land Rover Defender1806445100299
Mazda MX-303556573016197

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