The new Toyota Yaris has won the 2021 European Car of the Year award, awarded by 59 journalists from the specialized press from 22 different countries. The fourth generation of the Yaris has been imposed among others to the Cupra Formentor and Fiat 500.
This is the final vote:
- Toyota Yaris: 266 points
- Fiat 500: 240 points
- Cupra Formentor: 239 points
- Volkswagen ID.3: 224 points
- Skoda Octavia: 199 points
- Land Rover Defender: 164 points
- Citroën C4: 143 points
'Electrification' was the word that defined the finalists from the 2021 Car of the Year awards. There were two pure electrics (Fiat 500, Volkswagen ID.3), a pure hybrid (Toyota Yaris), three with a wide mechanical range that includes PHEV solutions ( Cupra Formentor, Land Rover Defender, Skoda Octavia) - and a Citroën C4.
Introduced in late 2019, the new Toyota Yaris is betting on a 116-horsepower pure hybrid and is one of the most popular options on the market in the electrification race. Its triumph comes 21 years after the original generation won the Car of the Year 2000 award.
Despite belonging to a Japanese brand, the Toyota Yaris in its fourth generation is still a car designed by and for Europe. And it is that Toyota's second smallest model is its best-selling car in the Old Continent, as it is also one of its most successful offspring: since its arrival on the market it has sold four million units. Among the benefits of the new Yaris we find an improved habitability, as well as interesting technologies such as head-up display, wireless charging, digital instrumentation or rear view camera, among others.