By B. O’Hare
The VW ID.4 has been named as the 2021 World Car Of The Year following voting by 93 of the world’s leading automotive journalists. The ID.4 bettered the likes of the Honda E, Toyota Yaris and Mercedes S-Class to claim the prize.
Categories the ID.4 excelled in included Safety, Market Significance and Occupant Environment, among other areas. With a total score of 798 points the ID.4 was well clear of second place, the Honda E, which received a 742 point score. However, it was not a complete disappointment for Honda. The E still managed to scoop up the World Urban Car award at the ceremony.
As someone who recently purchased an ID.4, I am not too surprised to see it scoop up this prestigious award. The ID.4 is an excellent all-rounder, and offers fantastic value for money. It’s refined, comfortable, practical and (for a crossover) very engaging to drive. Whilst the software can be at times frustrating, it’s nowhere near as bad as it was at launch and is continuously being improved in updates.
The ID.4 is the third EV to win the award, following the Nissan Leaf in 2011 and Jaguar I-Pace in 2019.
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