The Road to the 2021 World Car Awards journey concluded today with the declaration of the LAND ROVER DEFENDER as the 2021 World Car Design of the Year as voted on by our own Ken Panton and 92 other distinguished international journalists from 28 countries that make up the World Car Awards jury panel. The votes were tabulated by KPMG.
This is the sixth World Car Design of the Year win for Jaguar Land Rover. No other OEM has received as many Design awards in the World Car Awards’ 17-year history. Previous Design awards were: 2019 – Jaguar I-PACE, 2018 – Range Rover Velar, 2017 – Jaguar F-PACE, 2012 – Range Rover Evoque, and 2013 – Jaguar F-Type.
Prof. Gerry McGovern OBE, Chief Creative Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “New Defender is influenced by its past but is not constrained by it and we are delighted it has been honored with this award. Our vision was to create a 21st-century Defender by pushing the boundaries of engineering, technology, and design while retaining its renowned DNA and off-road capability. The result is a compelling 4×4 that resonates with customers on an emotional level.”
The World Car Design of the Year category, and the corresponding award, are meant to highlight new vehicles with innovation and style that push established boundaries. This year, the cars eligible for the 2021 World Car Design of the Year award encompassed all the contenders competing in the other four award categories. World Car Awards.
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