Porsche Taycan and Kia Soul EV triumph at 2020 World Car Awards

The Porsche Taycan has won two gongs in the prized 2020 World Car Awards.

Porsche’s all-electric sports car was named World Performance Car of the Year AND World Luxury Car of the Year.

A total of 86 jurors from around the world cast votes in the 2020 competition, which comprised an initial longlist of more than 50 cars.

Porsche Taycan in green

“This double win…underlines what we wanted to achieve when we developed the Taycan,” said Porsche executive Michael Steiner.

“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.”

Kia victory

Kia Soul EV

Kia’s electric Soul EV was also a winner, taking the World Urban Car prize.

It was up against another all-electric car, the Mini Electric, plus the Volkswagen T-Cross.

Kia also won the overall World Car of the Year prize – with the decidedly un-electrified Telluride large SUV.

It takes over from 2019’s overall World Car of the Year, the electric Jaguar I-Pace. This was the second time an electric car took the overall prize, after the Nissan Leaf won it in 2011.

The World Car Awards is the largest automotive awards initiative on the planet. The competition has been running since 2005.

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