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.