Renault’s Trezor concept has been named Car Design News’s 2016 Concept Car Design of the Year.
The 20-strong judging panel featured respected names, including chief design officer of Hyundai Motor Group Peter Schreyer, executive design director at Nissan Mamoru Aoki, chief design officer at Daimler Gorden Wagener, and head of design at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Ralph Gilles.
The Trezor took the top spot in the award, followed by Jaguar’s I-Pace in second place and the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 in third.
Powered by a 345bhp electric motor that allows it to reach 60mph in under four seconds, the all-electric grand tourer is an embodiment of the French carmaker’s future styling and technology, featuring a prominent silver nose, red-tinted cockpit plus a tapered rear.
It was unveiled at the Mondial De L’Automobile Paris in September 2016.
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Anthony Lo, vice-president of exterior design, and Stéphane Janin, concept car director, received the prestigious peer-reviewed award at the Car Design of the Year Awards Ceremony at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
Laurens van den Acker, senior vice-president of Groupe Renault corporate design commented: “It’s an honour to receive this award, because it’s voted by our peers, and that’s the hardest audience to satisfy.
“It’s great for our design team and their creativity, and I think it only makes us hungry for more. It stimulates us to continue.”