The new Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV has just received the 2021 World Car of the Year award.
The 2021 World Car of the Year is a Volkswagen : the new Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV has just received the coveted World Car of the Year 2021 prize, awarded by a jury of 93 journalists from 24 countries . An election held for the 17 th consecutive year, only remotely because of health restrictions in progress.
Models eligible to compete for the World Car of the Year award must be manufactured at least 10,000 units per year, and be marketed on at least two continents. The ID.4 largely meets these criteria, since Volkswagen plans to market no less than 150,000 around the world this year, and to launch at least one new electric model each year as part of its “Accelerate” plan. .
“We are particularly happy that our ID.4 has been named World Car of the Year,” said Volkswagen boss Ralf Brandstätter: “Not only because it is one of the most important car awards in the world. world, but also because the jury also rewarded a great idea and a great team. The first model ID. designed for the key markets of Europe, China and the United States carries our electric offensive around the world. A convincing car, a great idea, and the World Car of the Year award? It all goes well together for us! ”
5 Volkswagen models awarded with the World Car of the Year award
The Volkswagen ID. 4 thus succeeds the Kia Telluride, a large SUV elected World Car of the Year in 2020, and which is not marketed in our regions. This is not the first time that the Wolfsburg manufacturer has won the World Car of the Year award: the Golf VI was crowned in 2009, the Polo V in 2010, the Up! in 2012, as well as the Golf VII in 2013.
Other prizes were awarded on the occasion of the World Car of the Year 2021 elections: the Mercedes S-Class in the Luxury category, the Porsche 911 Turbo in the Sports category, the Honda-e in the Urban category, not to mention the Land Rover Defender in the Design category.