List of winners of the 2021 World Car Awards; VW ID.4 wins top honors

The Volkswagen ID.4 wins the 2021 world car of the year award, while the Land Rover Defender, Honda ea Porsche 911 Turbo win different categories.

The 2021. World Car Awards have been announced. The awards include various categories for car design, luxury, performance and Urban cars as well as prestigious world car of the year.

Vehicles eligible for the World Car of the Year awards must have a production of over 10,000 units per year and should be for sale in at least two continents. The vehicles are judged on various factors and scored by over 93 international jurors.

This year, the Volkswagen ID.4 has won the World Car of the Year award. The electric SUV beat the likes of the Honda e and the Toyota GR Yaris to grab the top honors. The Volkswagen ID.4 is the brand’s first ever all-electric SUV and is based on the new Modular Electric Driving Matrix (MEB) platform. The car is currently for sale in the European, China and US markets.

The Land Rover Defender won World Car Design of the year. The latest generation of the iconic SUV is offered in two variants (90 and 110) and is also on sale in the Indian market. The Defender came out on top in the final round, which included the Honda e and the Mazda MX-30.

The Honda e won the municipal car of the year. This remarkable small electric hatchback from Honda captured the Toyota GR Yaris and the Honda Jazz in the final round.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2021 won World Luxury Car of the year. The latest iteration of the S-Class secured the highest score in the final round, beating competitors such as the Land Rover Defender and the Polestar 2.

Finally, the Porsche 911 Turbo took home the 2021 World Performance Car award. The Porsche 911 Turbo faced stiff competition from the Toyota GR Yaris and the Audi RS Q8 in the final round.