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Volkswagen ID.4 Named World Car of the Year 2021

Volkswagen ID.4 – 2021 World Car of the Year

The first SUV based on the modular electric drive kit (MEB) receives the most votes from the 93 international jurors+ The ID.41 convinces with innovation and no direct emissions+ Volkswagen is at the top of the podium at the World Car of the Year award for the fifth time Wolfsburg / New York – +The “World Car of the Year 2021” is a Volkswagen: The new fully electric ID.4 prevailed over the strong international competition at the international World Car Awards. + The World Car Awards are presented by more than 90 international motor journalists from 24 countries, who vote on the best innovations on the world market.

The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World Car Awards winners to an announcement via digital media, on World Car TV (YouTube- YouTube.com/worldcartv).

The jury praised the environmentally friendliness of no direct emissions as well as the innovative features of the ID.4. For instance, the innovative augmented reality head-up display is optionally available. It can project important information onto the windscreen such as turn arrows of the navigation system. The driver sees this information as a three-dimensional, staggered image at an apparent distance of three to ten metres in front of the vehicle. This means that the display is perfectly integrated into the real outside world. When Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) or Travel Assist (optional) is active, the vehicle in front of the ID.4 is highlighted with a luminous marking in the head-up display from a certain speed to be able to keep the required distance.

The Road to the 2021 World Car Awards journey concluded today with the declaration of the VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 as the 2021 World Car of the Year as voted by our 93 distinguished international journalists from 28 countries that make up the World Car Awards jury panel. The votes were tabulated by KPMG.

Press courtesy of World Car Awards  & Volkswagen

The ID.4 also sets standards in digitization. In this way, the car can receive regular updates and new functions “over the air”. Volkswagen is the first provider in the volume segment to offer this from the summer. The vehicle is always up to date. This ability is also an important requirement for enabling new business models.

With this at the 17th edition of the World Car of the Year award, the ID.4 continues the success story of Volkswagen at this contest. It is not only well received by the trade press, but also by customers. Volkswagen plans to deliver around 150,000 ID.4s worldwide this year. The e-offensive is a core element of Volkswagen’s ACCELERATE strategy. The company plans to bring at least one new all-electric model to market every year.

Because of the COVID 19 pandemic, the award ceremony of the World Car Awards took place digitally this year. It can be viewed again on YouTube.com/worldcartv.

Images courtesy of World Car Awards  & Volkswagen

 
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