An affordable small car that is likely to contribute more to CO2 reduction than most (in urban areas it drives more than 50 percent of the time on its small battery), the Yaris was a default option for the medium tuning, although judges in Poland, France, Hungary, Turkey and Portugal chose it as their favourite.
Over the next decade we’ll see battery electric and plug-in hybrid technology mature and become cheaper, but for a new car buyer looking for something that will perform reliably and economically for the next five to 10 years, the Yaris more than up the bill fits.
And the fact that this fourth generation is much better to drive is the icing on the cake. In short, it’s a worthy winner and a sensible shoe choice in a severely disrupted world.
A troubled year
The Coty ceremony would normally take place on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show, where the accolade for the past decade was announced, but Europe’s biggest and most important motor show has been canceled for the second year running.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/advice/toyota-yaris-2021-car-year/ Toyota Yaris is crowned Car of the Year – and easily fits the bill for the next 10 years