Selected by a jury of 59 journalists from all over Europe, the fourth generation of Toyota Yaris He received the award Car of the Year (COTY) in Europe taking the lead from the first generation innovator that won the same accolade 21 years ago. The Yaris has been consistently recognized by the jury, being part of the shortlist for the award in each of its four generations.
The COTY jury has praised and distinguished the technology Toyota Electric Hybrid from Yaris for its smooth, low-emission and affordable ride, which perfectly illustrates why more than 80% of European Yaris buyers choose the hybrid electric variant.
Yaris has also been recognized for its segment-leading design, dynamic behavior and safety. In addition, the European Car of the Year jury especially appreciated Toyota's success in rekindling the passion for small sports cars with the launch of the GR Yaris.
The 2021 Europe Car of the Year award comes just days after the new Yaris was ranked as the best-selling car in Europe for the first time.
“It is a great honor for Toyota and I would like to thank the jury for their consideration and recognition. I would also like to take this opportunity to recognize the passion of our development teams in Europe and Japan. This is the best Yaris of all time and, just as Akio Toyoda intended, it is already putting a smile on our customers' faces ”, said Matt harrison, Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Europe (TME).
Toyota has been awarded the Car of the Year award in Europe three times: with the Yaris, in 2000 and 2021; and with the Prius, in 2005.
The Toyota Yaris accumulated 266 points in the voting and left behind the Fiat 500e (240) Cupra Formentor (239) VW ID.3 (224) y Skoda Octavia (199).