Source: Times of Malta
The all-new Toyota Yaris has been named as the 2021 European Car of the Year. Selected by a jury of 59 automotive journalists from across Europe, the fourth generation Yaris receives the award 21 years after the innovative first generation was named European Car of the Year in 2000, a first for Toyota. The Yaris has also consistently been recognised by the Car of the Year jury with every generation of the model making the award’s shortlist. The jury praised Yaris’ hybrid technology for its smooth driving, low emissions and accessible price point – illustrating why more than 80 per cent of Yaris buyers choose the hybrid powertrain. Yaris was also recognised for its design, dynamic performance, and class-leading safety. Furthermore, the European Car of the Year jury particularly appreciated Toyota’s success in re-igniting passion for the hot hatch market across Europe with the launch of the GR Yaris. The 2021 European Car of the Year award comes just a few days after the new Yaris was named as the best-selling car in Europe for the first time, a clear sign that European customers agree with the Car of the Year jury.