CDA 2022 Polestar, Maximilian Missoni

CAR DESIGN AWARD 2022, MAXIMILIAN MISSONI COLLECTED THE PRIZE FOR POLESTAR (VIDEO)

Maximillian Missoni, head of Polestar design, collected the Car Design Award 2022 for the Brand Design Language category. The ceremony took place at the ADI Design Museum in Milan on June 10 in the presence of Silvia Baruffaldi, editor Auto&Design, Riccardo Baldo (Academic Director of the IED Group, technical partner of the event) and Alberto Ferrari, Brand and Marketing Manager of Brembo, in charge of designing the trophies.

This is the jury’s motivation for the Polestar brand: “At Polestar everything has a practical meaning, beyond looking for beauty. In addition to the clean, elegant and futuristic style, its projects also reveal concern for the planet and sustainability. The design team has found a distinguished and engaging personality within the premium electrified environment, thanks to a consistent and attractive design language”.

CDA 2022 - Ferrari, Flavio Manzoni

CAR DESIGN AWARD 2022, FLAVIO MANZONI COLLECTED THE PRIZE FOR THE FERRARI 296 GTB (VIDEO)

Flavio Manzoni, head of Ferrari design, collected the Car Design Award 2022 for the 296 GTB, a model that leads the Production Cars category. The ceremony took place at the ADI Design Museum in Milan on June 10 in the presence of Silvia Baruffaldi, editor Auto&Design, Riccardo Baldo (Academic Director of the IED Group, technical partner of the event) and Alberto Ferrari, Brand and Marketing Manager of Brembo, in charge of designing the trophies.

This is the jury’s motivation for the Ferrari 296 GTB: “Creating such a beautiful and organic shape while respecting all current regulations and at the same time equipping the car with technology and performance of the highest level is truly impressive. The influence of the legendary racing sports cars of the 1960s is found in the Ferrari 296 GTB and the end result is a grand contemporary interpretation of a classic design language”.

CDA 2022 Toyota Lance Scott

CAR DESIGN AWARD 2022, LANCE SCOTT COLLECTED THE PRIZE FOR THE TOYOTA COMPACT CRUISER EV (VIDEO)

Lance Scott, President of Toyota ED2, collected the Car Design Award 2022 for the Compact Cruiser EV, a model that leads the Concept Cars category. The ceremony took place at the ADI Design Museum in Milan on June 10 in the presence of Silvia Baruffaldi, editor Auto&Design, Riccardo Baldo (Academic Director of the IED Group, technical partner of the event) and Alberto Ferrari, Brand and Marketing Manager of Brembo, in charge of designing the trophies.

This is the jury’s motivation for the Toyota Compact Cruiser EV: “This project revives in the electric era one of the most iconic Toyota off-roaders, promising a future production compact SUV with a strong appeal. All the design details are meant to express all-terrain credentials in a contemporary shape. A rugged and modern utilitarian product that is also desirable, a hard feat to achieve”.

2022 CAR DESIGN AWARDS GO TO TOYOTA, FERRARI AND POLESTAR

The design teams of Toyota for the concept car Compact Cruiser EV, Ferrari for the 296 GTB and Polestar for its Brand Design Language are the winners of the 2022 Car Design Award, the Oscar of world car design established in 1984 by Auto&Design magazine.

The award ceremony was held in Milan at the prestigious ADI Design Museum today, during the Milano Design Week.

The Car Design Award has three categories since 2016: “Concept Cars”, “Production Cars” and “Brand Design Language”, an award given to the design team that has stood out for the consistency and transversality of its brand’s formal language across the whole product range.

Here are the winners of the 2022 edition, chosen from a shortlist of ten finalists:

  • in the Concept Cars section, the Toyota design team for its Compact Cruiser EV project
  • in second place the Polestar design team for the O2
  • in third place the Astheimer Design team for its Aura
  • for Production Cars, the best design award went to Ferrari design for its 296 GTB
  • in second place ex aequo, the teams of DS design for the 4 and Lotus for the Eletre
  • on the third step of the podium, the Volkswagen team for the ID.Buzz
  • for the Brand Design Language section, i.e. the design language of the whole brand, the award went to the Polestar team
  • the Ferrari and Kia design teams are in second and third places respectively

The Car Design Award has three categories since 2016: “Concept Cars”, “Production Cars” and “Brand Design Language”, an award given to the design team that has stood out for the consistency and transversality of its brand’s formal language across the whole product range. 

“The Car Design Award has always been an unmissable event for the automotive design community and we are glad to return to meet in presence after two digital editions due to the pandemic disruption”, said Silva Baruffaldi, Editor of Auto&Design and President of the Award Jury.

The winners’ trophies, with their unique design, were made by Brembo, a partner of the initiative since the award was revived in the 2000s. “The trophy for this edition is inspired by our latest innovation Sensify, the smart braking system that offers designers new opportunities and scope for creativity. Design has always been part of Brembo’s DNA; attention to form, detail and finish will always be a key aspect of our market offering”, said Mauro Piccoli, Brembo Chief Marketing Officer.

Guest of the ceremony, Riccardo Balbo, Academic Director of IED Global: “The IED shares the values of the Car Design Award. A school’s mandate is to train designers and teach them how to grasp and anticipate brand needs, but also to enable brands to contribute to the growth of the educational system”.

THE JURY

The winners were chosen by a jury of experts, all journalists from leading international automotive publications, for an objective assessment of the global car design scene:

Silvia Baruffaldi (Auto&Design, Italy)

Luca Ciferri (Automotive News Europe, EU)

Juan Carlos Payo Calderon (Autopista, Spain)

Dhruv Behl (AutoX, India)

Tetsuya Kato (Car Graphic, Japan) 

Stéphane Meunier (L’Automobile Magazine, France) 

Jun Miao (MJ CarShow, China)

Paulo Campo Grande (Quatro Rodas, Brazil)

Michael Köckritz (Ramp, Germany)

Kibeom Kim (Roadtest, Korea)

Andy Franklin (Top Gear, UK)

CAR DESIGN AWARD 2022, JURY MOTIVATIONS

CONCEPT CARS, Toyota Compact Cruiser EV

“This project revives in the electric era one of the most iconic Toyota off-roaders, promising a future production compact SUV with a strong appeal. All the design details are meant to express all-terrain credentials in a contemporary shape. A rugged and modern utilitarian product that is also desirable, a hard feat to achieve”.

PRODUCTION CARS, Ferrari 296 GTB

“Creating such a beautiful and organic shape while respecting all current regulations and at the same time equipping the car with technology and performance of the highest level is truly impressive. The influence of the legendary racing sports cars of the 1960s is found in the Ferrari 296 GTB and the end result is a grand contemporary interpretation of a classic design language”.

BRAND DESIGN LANGUAGE, Polestar

“At Polestar everything has a practical meaning, beyond looking for beauty. In addition to the clean, elegant and futuristic style, its projects also reveal concern for the planet and sustainability. The design team has found a distinguished and engaging personality within the premium electrified environment, thanks to a consistent and attractive design language”.  

WINNERS OF THE MOST RECENT CAR DESIGN AWARDS

Anno Concept Cars Production Cars Brand Design Language
2016 Mazda RX-Vision Aston Martin DB11 Volvo Cars
2017 Jaguar I-Pace Ford GT Land Rover
2018 Honda Urban EV Jaguar E-Pace Volvo Cars
2019 Alfa Romeo Tonale Peugeot 208 Citroën
2020 Hyundai Prophecy Ferrari Roma Porsche
2021 Canoo Pick-up EV Land Rover Defender 90 Peugeot

CAR DESIGN AWARD 2022: THE FINALISTS

The Car Design Award is pleased to announce the 2022 edition finalists, selected by the Car Design Award jury members following the award’s three categories: Production Cars, Concept Cars and best Brand Design Language.

As required by the Rulebook, the jurors selected 10 production car projects and 10 concept car projects unveiled between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022, plus 5 brands that have stood out for the formal language of their entire product range.

Concept Cars Production Cars Brand Design Language
Astheimer Design Aura DS 4 Ferrari
Audi Skysphere Ferrari 296 GTB Kia
DS E-Tense Performance Ferrari Daytona SP3 Polestar
IED Alpine A4810 Kia Sportage Škoda
Lexus Electrified Sport Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Toyota
Opel Manta Gse ElektroMOD Lincoln Zephyr
Polestar O2 Lotus Eletre
Porsche Mission R Maserati Grecale
Toyota Compact Cruiser EV Toyota Aygo X
Volvo Concept Recharge Volkswagen ID. Buzz

The 2022 Car Design Award’s winner announcement ceremony and the delivery of the trophies made by Brembo, partner of the event, will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022 at the ADI Design Museum in Milan, during the Milan Design Week 2022. 

CAR DESIGN AWARD, THE 2022 EDITION IS READY TO START

The Car Design Award is ready for its 2022 edition. The award ceremony of the international recognition that since the 1980s – and since 2016 in the current re-edition – celebrates the design teams authors of the best series and concept car projects, as well as the best design language of the brand, will take place in Milan on June 10th 2022.

The jury is now selecting the finalist projects, divided as usual into three categories – ten “Concept cars”, ten “Production Cars” and five competitors for the “Brand Design Language”, the award given to the design team that has best worked on the consistency and transversality of the brand’s formal language across the entire product range – and which will be announced in the second half of April. Follow us in the coming weeks for all the updates and visit www.cardesginaward.com .

2021 CAR DESIGN AWARDS GO TO CANOO, LAND ROVER AND PEUGEOT

Winners of the 2021 Car Design Award, the Oscar of world car design established in 1984 by Auto&Design magazine, are the design teams from Canoo for the EV pickup, Land Rover for the Defender 90 and Peugeot for its brand design language.

The award ceremony was held digitally at the Mauto – Turin’s National Automobile Museum – and was broadcast on the Car Design Award YouTube channel, offering audiences around the world the opportunity to watch the event. The winners’ trophies were made by Brembo, a partner of the initiative since the award was revived in the 2000s.

Massimo Frascella, Land Rover Design Director

Here are the winners of the 2021 edition, chosen from a shortlist of ten finalists:

  • in the Concept Cars section, the Canoo design team for its EV Pick-up project; in second place the Renault design team for the Renault 5 Prototype; in third place the Genesis team for its X Concept.
  • for Production Cars, the best design award went to Land Rover design for its Defender 90; second and third places went to the designers of the Cupra Formentor and Audi e-tron GT respectively.
  • for the Brand Design Language section, i.e. the design language of the whole brand, the award went to the Peugeot team; with the Ferrari and Genesis design teams in second and third places respectively.
Richard Kim, Canoo Chief Design Officer

The winners were chosen by a jury of experts, all journalists from leading international automotive publications, for an objective assessment of the global car design scene: Silvia Baruffaldi (Auto&Design, Italy), Luca Ciferri (Automotive News Europe, EU), Juan Carlos Payo Calderon (Autopista, Spain), Wes Raynal (Autoweek, USA), Dhruv Behl (AutoX, India), Tetsuya Kato (Car Graphic, Japan), Stéphane Meunier (L’Automobile Magazine, France), Jun Miao (MJ CarShow, China), Paulo Campo Grande (Quatro Rodas, Brazil), Michael Köckritz (Ramp, Germany), Kibeom Kim (Roadtest, Korea), Charlie Turner (Former Top Gear Editor in Chief, UK).

Matthias Hossann, Peugeot Design Direcotr

WINNERS OF THE MOST RECENT CAR DESIGN AWARDS

YearConcept CarsProduction CarsBrand Design Language
2016Mazda RX-VisionAston Martin DB11Volvo Cars
2017Jaguar I-PaceFord GTLand Rover
2018Honda Urban EVJaguar E-PaceVolvo Cars
2019Alfa Romeo TonalePeugeot 208Citroën
2020Hyundai ProphecyFerrari RomaPorsche

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CAR DESIGN AWARD 2021, SEE YOU ON NOVEMBER 30

Everything is ready for the Car Design Award 2021 winners announcement. The award ceremony will be broadcast on November 30 at 4 pm (CET) from the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile in Turin on the Car Design Award YouTube channel.

The Car Design Award is divided into three categories: two historic, “Concept Cars” and “Production Cars” and, since 2016, a third, “Brand Design Language”, assigned to the design team that has stood out for the consistency and transversality of its brand’s formal language over the whole product range. The winners are decided by a jury of experts in the form of journalists from the most prestigious international car magazines, so guaranteeing an objective judgment on the world car design scene

Discover here the finalist projects of the 2021 edition, follow us on our social pages and subscribe to our YouTube channel to discover the winners of the Car Design Award 2021.

2021 AWARD EDITION FINALISTS

Everything is ready for the Car Design Award 2021, the international accolade that has been awarded since the 1980s – and since 2016 in its current incarnation – to the design teams that have created the best production and concept car projects, as well as the best brand design language. After the first round of voting of the Car Design Award jurors, we are pleased to announce the finalist projects competing in the award’s three categories: Production Cars, Concept Cars and Best Brand Design Language:

Production Cars:

Audi e-tron GT

Cadillac Lyriq

Cupra Formentor

Ford Bronco

Gordon Murray Design T.50

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Kia EV6

Land Rover Defender 90

Maserati MC20

Peugeot 308

Concept Cars:

Canoo Pick-up EV

Dacia Bigster

Genesis X Concept

Honda Suv e:concept

Lexus LF-Z Electrified

Nissan Z Proto

Renault 5 Prototype

Steyr Konzept

Toyota Aygo X Prologue

Voyah i-LAND

Brand Design Language:

Ferrari

Genesis

Hyundai

Kia

Peugeot

 

As required by the Rulebook, the jurors selected 10 production car projects and 10 concept car projects unveiled between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021, plus 5 brands that have stood out for the formal language of their entire product range. The design teams winners of the 2021 Car Design Award will be proclaimed in October (the exact day of the price giving ceremony will be announced soon).