Volkswagen ID.4 has been crowned 2021 World Car of the Year award

Volkswagen ID.4 electric car has been crowned the 2021 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) at the World Car Awards.

The vehicle, which beat contenders like Toyota Yaris and Honda e for the coveted title, impressed the judges with its contemporary design, clever space usage, and impressive performance as an e-SUV.

Land Rover’s Defender won the design award, the Porsche 911 Turbo took home the performance award and Mercedes’ S-Class received the luxury car award.

Volkswagen ID.4 has a battery that stores up to 77 kWh of energy (net) and has a claimed per-charge range of around 520 kilometres. The EV claims to hit 100kmph in 8.5 seconds and has a top speed of 160 kmph. Additionally, a ground clearence of 21 cms means Volkswagen is also making big claims when it comes to the e-SUV’s off-road capabilities.