Honda, Toyota and VW Are Fighting to Be Crowned World Car of the Year

Honda, Toyota, and VW entries are duking it out to be named the World Car of the Year 2021.

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In January, NACTOY jurors announced their awards for the North American car, truck, and utility vehicle of the year. The World Car of the Year awards, however, will be announced in April.

The results of these global awards tend to be interesting. Last year, the World Car of the Year was a masterstroke of an SUV and sales phenomenon that met the moment, the Kia Telluride; the year before, it was the Jaguar I-Pace, which was a scintillating design but hasn't been a hot seller.

We just received word about the World Car of the Year award finalists, which will be the Honda E, the Toyota Yaris and the Volkswagen (or Voltswagen) ID.4. Check out the full list for each of the five awards below.

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Finalist, World Car / Urban Car / Car Design of the Year: Honda e
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Finalist, World Car / Urban Car of the Year: Toyota Yaris
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Finalist, World Car of the Year: Volkswagen ID.4
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Land Rover
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Finalist, World Luxury Car / Car Design of the Year: Land Rover Defender
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Mercedes-Benz
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Finalist, World Luxury Car of the Year: Mercedes S-Class
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Finalist, World Luxury Car of the Year: Polestar 2
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Finalist, World Performance Car of the Year: Audi RS Q8
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Finalist, World Performance Car of the Year: Porsche 911 Turbo
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Finalist, World Performance Car of the Year: Toyota GR Yaris
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Finalist, World Urban Car of the Year of the Year: Honda Jazz / Fit
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Finalist, World Car Design of the Year: Mazda MX-30
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