Mazda Vision Coupe Wins Concept Car of the Year from Geneva’s Car Design Night
Back in October, Mazda drew back the veil on its Vision Coupe concept, along with the Kai Concept, at the Tokyo Motor Show, following in the footsteps of the RX-VISION concept from two years prior. The Vision Coupe even followed the RX-VISION in winning the “Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year” at the Paris Motor Show.
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However, the younger concept has now surpassed its elder, and has won the title of “Concept Car Design of the Year” at the 11th Car Design Night in Geneva, Switzerland, held to coincide with the Geneva Motor Show.
Car Design Night is an event thrown by Car Design News, a publication serving the international car design community. For the Concept Car Design of the Year award, the publication brings together a panel of 18 judges, who vote on the concept car that they enjoy the most. Many of the panelists are current design directors of global automakers.
Mazda is particularly gratified for the Vision Coupe to win another global design award, so soon after the award in Paris.
Mazda’s Managing Executive Officer in charge of Design and Brand Style Ikuo Maeda said, “[…] we are delighted once again to have Vision Coupe recognized with a global design award. And it’s truly an honor to have this model, which aims to express the essence of Japanese aesthetics, applauded by some of the world’s top car designers.” He added that the Vision Coupe’s now multi-award-winning designs are slated to show up on the next generation of Mazdas, starting in 2019.