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 Road to the 2021 World Car Awards journey concluded today with the declaration of the HONDA e as the 2021 World Urban Car 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.
Koji Watanabe, Operating Executive & Chief Officer of Brand and Communications Operations said,
“We are very proud to receive this prestigious award from the World Car Awards organisation. We have strived to create new value through products like Honda e, and it is rewarding to see those efforts recognised. We aim to be a company which society wants to exist, and awards like this only strengthen our commitment to provide joy to our customers for years to come.”
The HONDA e was chosen from an initial entry list of seven cars from all over the world then a short list three finalists as announced on March 30th. The 2021 Top Three in the World finalists are the Honda e, the Honda Jazz/Fit and the Toyota Yaris.
Vehicles eligible for World Urban Car award must be produced in volumes of at least 5,000 units/year and must be “on-sale” in at least two major markets, on at least two separate continents, between May 1, 2020 and May 1, 2021. In addition, vehicles must be a maximum of 4.20 meters in overall length and be approved for operation on public roads.
For a complete list of previous winners in all categories, please visit our web site: worldcarawards.com.