El Land Rover Defender He was awarded the Women's World Car of the Year 2021, an award for Best Car in the World 2021 which is chosen by a jury composed entirely of 50 women journalists specialized in the automotive industry from 38 countries of the five continents.
Nine models came to the final, each one of them the winner in its category: the Peugeot 208, the Skoda Octavia, the Lexus LC 500 Convertible, the Ferrari F8 Spider, the Peugeot 2008, the Kia Sorento, the F, the Honda and and the Land Rover Defender, which ultimately emerged as the overall winner.
After a vote in which different aspects such as safety, performance, comfort, technology and quality / price ratio have been taken into account, the specialists have given the victory to the Land Rover car.
“The Women's World Car of the Year is the only jury in the world made up entirely of female motoring journalists. This gives them enormous value because their decisions represent the tastes and preferences of millions of women drivers around the planet ", claimed Marta Garcia, CEO of Women's World Car of the Year.
On the Defender, García stressed that the model is no longer just an off-road vehicle to cross the Amazon or go to the desert. "Its latest renovation invites us to travel by road with the same comfort as a luxury saloon ... The legend has been updated."
In this regard, the Executive Director of Vehicle Programs of Jaguar Land Rover, Nick Collins, has remarked the "honor" what it means for the company to receive this award, which rewards "hard work" made by the entire team of the company.
“The new Defender combines an unmistakable silhouette with cutting-edge technologies and a design that respects its heritage and offers traditional Land Rover capability. The result is an off-roader to match the Defender family with rugged commercial versions, an efficient plug-in hybrid engine and our powerful new Defender V8. ” said.