ID.4 saw off strong competition at the World Car Awards and bagged another first-place trophy for Volkswagens cabinet with this being their fifth World Car of the Year.
“We are particularly pleased about our ID.4 being named World Car of the Year”, said Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars. “Not only because it is one of the most important car awards in the world, but because the jury also honoured a great idea and a great team. The first ID. model for the key markets of Europe, China and the U.S. carries our electric offensive around the world. A convincing car, a great idea – and the World Car of the Year award? That goes well together for us!”
“The World Car of the Year award marks a great success for our entire ID. Team,” says Thomas Ulbrich, Board Member for Development at the Volkswagen brand. “We have succeeded in developing a car that starts the system change to e-mobility in the world’s most important segment of compact SUVs and offers excellent everyday usability. With it, the ID.32 and the upcoming ID. models, we are making innovative electric mobility in the volume market something that can be experienced by everyone.”
The ID.4 was praised for its innovative features such as the augmented reality head-up display which projects important information onto the windscreen such as directions from the navigation system. This displays as a 3D, staggered image so the display is perfectly integrated into the outside world. When Adaptive Cruise Control or Travel Assist is active, the vehicle in front of the ID.4 is highlighted in the head-up display from a certain speed to be able to keep the required distance.
The ID.4 was well received by the trade press and customers alike. Volkswagen plans to deliver around 150,000 ID.4s worldwide this year!
All Volkswagen World Car of the Year winners at the World Car Awards: