The Volkswagen ID.4 has won 2021’s World Car of the Year award. [credit: Volkswagen ]
The real measure of success for Volkswagen’s embrace of electric vehicles (EV) post-dieselgate will be how many the company can sell each year. But on Tuesday, VW’s job might have gotten a little easier. That’s because the new ID.4 crossover just won this year’s World Car of the Year award, beating two other finalists, the adorable Honda E and the new Toyota Yaris. Fear not, E-fans: the diminutive electric hatchback won the World Urban Car category. Previous years’ winners have included the Kia Telluride and the Jaguar I-Pace.
The World Luxury Car award went to the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, perhaps no surprise considering the other two finalists were the Defender and the Polestar 2. The Polestar is a fine EV with some very nifty tech, but it’s no match for the bombastic Benz.