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March 1, 2021

Toyota Yaris Takes Crown as Car of the Year 2021

Toyota Yaris

Photo: Toyota Yaris Takes Crown as Car of the Year 2021. Image provided by & copyright © Toyota.

Toyota Yaris has been crowned as Car of the Year 2021, beating Citroën C4, Cupra Formentor, Fiat 500, Land Rover Defender, Škoda Octavia, and Volkswagen ID.3.

This year’s Car of the Year award ceremony was broadcast live from Geneva on Monday, March 1, 2021. Despite Geneva Motor Show’s cancellation due to the global pandemic, the competition still took place at the Palexpo exhibition center.

The award, which has been around since 1964, is the most prestigious and coveted in the automotive world. A 59-member jury, made up of automotive journalists from 22 countries, selects the winner from seven models that have made it to the round of finalists in the first round of voting.

“This is a great honor 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 our development teams’ passion in Europe and Japan. This is the best Yaris, and just as Akio Toyoda intended, it is already putting a smile on the face of our customers,” said Matt Harrison, Executive Vice President, Toyota Motor Europe.

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

The all-new Toyota Yaris has been designed to meet the increasing challenges of everyday urban life. To respond to new consumer demands, the new Yaris brings Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) philosophy to the compact car segment for the first time.

Toyota’s new, fourth-generation hybrid technology debuts the principal powertrain for the new Yaris.

The hybrid system features the new 1.5 Dynamic Force three-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine with variable valve timing. The machine has the world’s fastest combustion speed, supporting high torque at low engine speeds and fuel efficiency.

As a result, it achieves a 40% thermal efficiency, higher than typical diesel engines, helping secure a more than 20% improvement in Yaris’ fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

The new Yaris is also available with 1.5 and 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engines in selected markets.

Source: Toyota

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