And since we had the chance to see it in person on more than one occasion, we would normally let it fly under the radar. However, the Vision Coupe has been named ‘Concept Car of the Year’, during the largest European automotive event.
The award was handed over during the ‘Car Design Night Geneva‘, held last evening, and it follows the ‘Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year’, won last month at the 2018 Festival Automobile International, in Paris, France.
Voted to be best of the best by a panel of 18 judges, including several design directors working at global automakers, the Mazda Vision Coupe’s latest achievement was recognized by the brand’s officials.
“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.”, said the Mazda Managing Executive Officer in charge of Design and Brand style, Ikuo Maeda. “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.”
While nobody can deny that the Mazda Vision Coupe is a sexy concept, it’s quite hard to choose between this and other studies on display in Geneva. We’ll only count a few of our favorites: BMW M8 Gran Coupe, Hyundai Le Fil Rouge, Pininfarina HK GT and Toyota GR Supra.