The new Toyota Yaris won the car industry's prestigious award Car of the Year 2021 in Europe. There are 59 car journalists from all over Europe who together choose the winner of Car of the Year, among all the new car models that have been launched in the last year. When all the details were scored, it was the Toyota Yaris that became the Car of the Year 2021 in Europe.

The jury was impressed with the new hybrid solution from Toyota. Hybrid is the way to reduce CO2 emissions for customers who do not have the opportunity to charge the car where they live. The new Toyota Yaris was also appreciated for its design, safety and handling.

This is the most important award in the automotive industry. Toyota Yaris is a car with which many people have good driving experiences every single day.

This year it is the third time Toyota goes to the top with one of its models. This year's finalists were the Citroën C4, Fiat 500, Land Rover Defender, Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen ID.3, Cupra Formentor and the winner Toyota Yaris.

A few facts about the Car of the Year Award:

The jury that votes for the winner consists of 59 car journalists from 22 European countries.

Important criteria include design, comfort, safety, driving characteristics, price and environmental characteristics. Technical innovation and value for money are particularly important factors.

Ranking and points:

  • 1. Toyota Yaris (266 points)
  • 2. Fiat 500 (240 points)
  • 3. Cupra Formentor (239 points)
  • 4. Volkswagen ID. 3 (224 points)
  • 5. Skoda Octavia (199 points)
  • 6. Land Rover Defender (164 points)
  • 7. Citroen C4 (143 points)

Toyota won the Car of the Year award in 2000 (Toyota Yaris), 2005 (Toyota Prius) and 2021 (Toyota Yaris).

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