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2021 World Car of the Year: Volkswagen ID.4

2021 World Car of the Year: Volkswagen ID.4

The Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover is officially the 2021 World Car of the Year. It won the crown against an eclectic mix of hatchbacks, sedans, coupes, and SUVs, including the Toyota GR Yaris, Audi A3, BMW 4 Series, Kia K5, and Mazda MX-30, to name a few.

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 First Drive – Crossover EV has Swedish star potential

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 First Drive – Crossover EV has Swedish star potential

It's unfair to say that Volvo took the easy route in developing the 2021 XC40 Recharge, the all-electric version of its popular subcompact SUV. Sure, it may be built atop the same Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform of its gasoline brethren - and, indeed, the same architecture resting underneath its Polestar 2 cousin - but the XC40 Recharge's biggest triumph is how it seamlessly blends with urban traffic without eliciting curious "is that electric?" stares from passersby and other drivers.

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2021 Volkswagen ID.4 First Drive – Ripe for the Picking

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 First Drive – Ripe for the Picking

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is America’s first taste of a new-age VW electric vehicle. Riding atop the German carmaker’s EV-specific MEB platform, the ID.4 is all-new from the ground up, and it certainly feels like it both inside and out. After my brief stint driving the ID.4. I can see why it makes a lot of sense for the US market from a starting price perspective, especially with the longer range battery option.

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2021 World Car Awards: Here’s the Preliminary List of Eligible Vehicles

2021 World Car Awards: Here’s the Preliminary List of Eligible Vehicles

The 2021 World Car Awards is officially underway. This marks the release of the preliminary list of eligible vehicles competing for World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Urban Car, and World Car Design awards, and we all have all the details right here.

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2020 World Car of the Year: Kia Telluride

2020 World Car of the Year: Kia Telluride

The 2020 World Car Awards had its share of challenges this year due to the coronavirus, but that hasn't stopped the winners being announced this week. Things kicked off last year at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, where the candidates were presented to the public. Next, test drives took place before the Los Angeles Auto Show back in November. That’s when the real fun began, as each juror got the chance to drive all the nominated vehicles. It was also the place where we started casting our votes.

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