An award for the Concept Car of the Year has been handed out at the 11th annual Car Design Night Geneva held at the Geneva International Motor Show.
The winner? None other than the super-sleek Mazda Vision Coupé, which was also named Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year in Paris earlier in 2018.
The panel of 18 judges who settled on the Vision Coupé as the favourite included several individuals currently serving as design directors at other global automakers.
“Following on the Paris award, we are delighted once again to have Vision Coupé recognised with a global design prize. It’s truly an honour to have this model, which aims to express the essence of Japanese aesthetics, applauded by some of the world’s top car designers,” said Ikuo Maeda, Mazda's managing executive officer in charge of design and brand style.
“The essence of this design concept will be evident in the next generation of Mazda cars, the first of which is due to be launched in 2019,” he added.
First revealed in Tokyo in 2017, the Mazda Vision Coupé actually features four doors rather than two, essentially adding a pair of portals to the similarly styled RX-Vision concept of 2015.
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