View of the Toyota Yaris model which was elected "Car of the Year 2021", during the virtual award ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic, at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland March 1, 2021. The Toyota Yaris has been named The Car of the Year 2021 at a ceremony in Geneva on Monday (March 1). Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool via REUTERS

Frank Janssen, Jury President of Car of the Year, holds the winner trophy next to the Toyota Yaris model which was elected "Car of the Year 2021", during the virtual award ceremony due to preventive measures against the coronavirus pandemic, at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland March 1, 2021. The fourth generation Yaris, a petrol-electric hybrid, beat off the challenge from six other cars for the title. Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool via REUTERS

Jury President Frank Janssen of Car of the Year speaks on-screen with Matthew Harrison, executive vice president Toyota Motor Europe, as the Toyota Yaris model is presented "Car of the Year 2021", during the virtual award ceremony due the coronavirus pandemic, at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland March 1, 2021. Runner-up was the Fiat 500 Electric, with the Cupra Formentor crossover in third. Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool via REUTERS

View of the Toyota Yaris model which was elected "Car of the Year 2021", during the virtual award ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic, at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland March 1, 2021. A first generation Yaris was named Car of the Year in 2000. Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool via REUTERS

Frank Janssen, Jury President of Car of the Year, presents the Toyota Yaris model which was elected "Car of the Year 2021", during the virtual award ceremony due the coronavirus pandemic, at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland March 1, 2021. Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool via REUTERS

Frank Janssen, Jury President of Car of the Year, presents the Toyota Yaris model which was elected "Car of the Year 2021", during the virtual award ceremony due the coronavirus pandemic, at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland March 1, 2021. Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool via REUTERS