Toyota Yaris, Car of the Year 2021

Car of The year

The Car of the Year 2021 award ceremony has been held in Palexpo -the usual venue for Geneva International Motor Show- and broadcasted worldwide. The Toyota Yaris has won the title, with 266 points and 13 best votes. The Jury of 59 members from 22 European countries has also given 240 points and 11 best votes to the second-placed Fiat New 500; just one point behind finished the Cupra Formentor, which received ten top votes. The Volkswagen ID 3 was fourth, with 224 points and ten best votes, ahead of Skoda Octavia (199 points), Land Rover Defender (164) and Citröen C4 (143).

“A worthy winner of this year's election, who deservedly prevailed against six top-class competitors,” said Frank Janssen, president of the Car of the Year 2021 Jury, after announcing the results.

Commenting on the win, Matt Harrison, Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Europe, said:

“This is a great honour for Toyota and I’d like to thank the Jury for their consideration and recognition."

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to recognize the passion of our development teams in Europe and Japan. This is the best ever Yaris, and just as Akio Toyoda intended, it is already putting a smile on the face of our customers."