Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the Mazda Vision Coupe has won Concept Car of the Year at the 11th Car Design Night in Geneva, Switzerland.
Car Design Night Genevais held each year to coincide with the Geneva Motor Show and attracts car designers from all over the world. The annual event is hosted by Car Design News, an online and print publication established in 1999 to serve the international automotive design community.
Concept Car of the Year is awarded to the concept model that attracts the most votes from a panel of 18 judges, many of whom are current design directors at global automakers. Mazda’s Vision Coupe was also named “Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year” in Paris last month, making this the model’s second global design award.
Managing Director of Mazda New Zealand, David Hodge says receiving yet another accolade for the Mazda Vision Coupe is a testament to the incredible creative vision, imagination and determination of the Mazda design team in Japan.
“The Mazda design team have been working extremely hard to evolve the next phase of KODO–Soul of Motion design, and we are thrilled that this model has been recognised by some of the best in the business and has taken out such a prestigious global design award,” he says.
“The Vision Coupe reflects what’s in store for the next generation of Mazda cars, the first of which is due to be released in early 2019.”
Revealed in Tokyo in 2017, Vision Coupe is a design vision model for the next generation of Mazda cars. It represents the next phase of KODO–Soul of Motion design, in which the expression of vitality and dynamism has evolved in pursuit of an essential Japanese aesthetic. The concept’s flowing and deceptively simple “one motion” form speaks of elegance and high quality.
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