Despite having strong contenders like the Volkswagen ID 3 and Land Rover Defender SUV, the 4th-generation Toyota Yaris has recently bagged the “2021 European Car of the Year” award. The Japanese automaker, Toyota, was reportedly handed this prestigious award on Monday 1st of March after deliberations by a panel of 59 different journalists from over 22 countries in Europe.
The 4th and latest generation of the Toyota Yaris compact car has been declared the winner of the “2021 European Car of the Year” title
According to media sources, the Toyota Yaris surprisingly won this highly-coveted title after contending against other popular car models like the VW ID.3, Skoda Octavia, Land Rover Defender, Fiat 500, Citroën C4, and the Cupra Formentor. Similarly, the Peugeot 208 which took home the award last year is now being succeeded by the latest Toyota Yaris subcompact car.
For the curious minds, the points scored by the contenders and winner of the 2021 European Car of the Year title are listed as follows:
- Toyota Yaris (WINNER) – 266 points
- Fiat 500 electric (1st Runner Up) – 240 points
- Cupra Formentor (2nd Runner Up) – 239 points
- Volkswagen ID.3 – 224 points
- Skoda Octavia – 199 points
- Land Rover Defender – 164 points
- Citroën C4 – 143 points
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This European Car of the Year title means a lot to many automakers because it helps them proof the “worth” of their nominated car models. Winning this award goes a long way in adding credibility to all of Toyota’s claims about the 4th generation Yaris model and it also helps the model to outshine its competitors.
Below is a short review video of the latest Toyota Yaris subcompact car model.
Toyota Yaris 2021 review - see how it's better than a Polo or Fiesta!