2021 World Car of the Year

Note: The 2021 list of eligible vehicles is provisional based on information available at this time.
The list may be updated until December 1, 2020 when it becomes final and no further changes can be made.

World Car of the Year: Vehicles eligible for World Car of the Year must be produced in volumes of at least 10,000 units/year, must be priced below the luxury-car level in their primary markets, and must be “on-sale” in at least two major markets (China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Latin America, USA) on at least two separate continents within the specified time period.

Multi-category Entries: Only eligible vehicles in the World Urban Car and World Car Design of the Year categories are eligible to also compete in the World Car of the Year category.


Volkswagen ID.4
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Top 3 In The World:

Honda e
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Toyota Yaris
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Audi A3
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BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe
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BMW 4-Series
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Kia K5 / Optima
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Kia Sorento
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Mazda MX-30
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Mercedes-Benz GLA
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Buick Encore GX

Chevrolet Onix

Citroen C4 / e-C4

Honda Jazz / Fit

Hyundai Elantra / Avante

Hyundai i10 / Grand i10

Hyundai i20

Kia Sonet

Nissan Rogue / X-Trail

Seat Leon

Skoda Octavia

Toyota Highlander

Toyota Sienna

Toyota Venza / Harrier