Toyota tops for third time: Yaris named ‘European Car of the Year’
The Yaris model vehicle of the Japanese automotive giant Toyota was named “Car of the Year in Europe”.
At the event held as part of the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, it managed to surpass brands such as Toyota Yaris, Fiat 500 and Skoda Octavia.
Yaris managed to score 266 points, followed by the Fiat 500 with 240 points, the Cupra Formentor with 239 points, and the VW ID.3 with 224 points. Skoda Octavia, 199; Land Rover Defender 164 and Citroen C4 got 143 points.
Previously, the first generation Yaris in 2000 and the Prius in 2005 were the recipients of this award.
The new Yaris was chosen as Europe’s best-selling car for the first time.
“This is the best Yaris ever and it already puts a smile on our customers, just as Akio Toyoda wanted,” said Matt Harrison, Vice President of Toyota Motor Europe. evaluated as.
All cars that made it to the finals were tested by 59 judges from 22 countries.
Four of the finalists are electric or hybrid models: The four cars on the list that made it to the final this year were electric or hybrid models.
For the 2020 prize, all four best finalists were either fully electric models or manufacturers offered electric versions.
Last year, Tesla Model 3 and Porsche Taycan, both electric, remained behind the Peugeot 208.
The Jaguar I-Pace was the British manufacturer’s first electric vehicle in 2019, and the Volvo XC40 in 2018 was the European Car of the Year.
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