The new generation Toyota Yaris has been named European Car of the Year for 2021, the second is the FIAT 500, and the third is the Cupra Formentor.
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Selected by a jury of 59 automotive journalists from across Europe, the fourth-generation Yaris received the award 21 years after the first-generation 2000 was named European Car of the Year, the first Toyota to win the prestigious title.
Yaris he triumphed in this year’s election with 266 points, ahead of the new one FIAT 500 who got 240 points and third Cupra Formentora with 239 points.
The fourth is electric VW ID.3, map Škoda Octavia.
The jury particularly praised Yaris’ hybrid technology, light driving, low emissions and affordable price – illustrating why more than 80% of Yaris customers choose a hybrid powertrain.
The Yaris is also recognized for its design, dynamic properties and class-leading safety.
As reported, the European Car of the Year jury particularly praised Toyota’s “success in restoring passion for the racial sports market across Europe,” with the launch of the GR Yaris.
“This is a great honor for Toyota and I would like to thank the jury for their attention and recognition. I would also like to take this opportunity to highlight the passion of our development teams in Europe and Japan. This is the best Yaris ever, and just as Akio Toyoda imagined, already challenging a smile on the faces of our customers “, says Matt Harrison, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Europe.
Toyota has been awarded the European Car of the Year title three times so far. The first generation Yaris won in 2000, the Prius took home the most honors in 2005, and now the Yaris has lifted the trophy again in 2021.
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