This year’s World Car Of the Year Awards, as the year its in, turned out to be rather interesting. Porsche’s Taycan ended up taking gold in two of the most important categories while it competed agains two of its own brothers in one of them. Seems Porsche is going from strength to strength these days. See what Porsche had to say below.
At this year’s World Car of the Year Awards 2020 (WCOTY), the Taycan has seen the checkered flag first in two categories: winning as World Luxury Car and World Performance Car of the Year. At the World Performance Award, it succeeded in a historic triple against the 911 and the 718 Spyder/Cayman GT4. Furthermore, the electric sports car also won World Luxury Car.
Michael Steiner – Member of the Executive Board, Research and Development received the awards: “This double win in the categories World Performance Car and World Luxury Car underlines what we wanted to achieve when we developed the Taycan. We wanted to create a driver-focused, fully electric sports car that can take on any Performance Car. At the same time we focused on uncompromised everyday-usability and contemporary, digital luxury and comfort for four passengers. We are delighted that the WCOTY jury rewards these efforts.”
Long list of awards in the main markets
The vote for World Car of the Year continues a winning streak: the Porsche Taycan, along with the new 911, which was launched last year, has already won around 40 international prizes, predominantly in the main markets of Germany, USA, UK and China.
For the Porsche Taycan, these include, for example:
- Car of the Year: Top Gear magazine (UK)
- Game Changer of the Year: Top Gear magazine (UK)
- The China Green Car of the Year: Chinese Car of the Year (CCOTY) jury
- German Car of the Year: German Car of the Year (GCOTY) jury
It was also awarded the innovation prize from Connect magazine (Germany).
The accolades didn’t stop at the Taycan. Porsche’s other sports models continue to rack up trophies worldwide and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.