The organizers of the World Car of the Year award have published a list of finalists in five categories. Two electric vehicles and one model with a traditional internal combustion engine – the Toyota Yaris hatchback will compete for the main victory.
Electric cars Honda e and Volkswagen ID.4, as well as Toyota Yaris reached the final in the main category “Car of the Year”. At this stage, the jury screened out Audi A3, BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe and 4-Series, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Mazda MX-30, Kia Sorento and K5.
Three Japanese models became finalists in the City Car of the Year nomination: Toyota Yaris, Honda e and Honda Jazz. Land Rover Defender, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Polestar 2 are nominated for the title of “Premium Car of the Year.” of the year ”included Honda e, Mazda MX-30 and Land Rover Defender.
The results of the competition will be announced on April 20, 2021.
The winner of last year’s World Car of the Year competition was KIA Telluride. He scored 758 points and overtook two Mazda models – Mazda3 (745 points) and CX-30 (738 points).