The Renault Trezor has been awarded 2016’s Concept Car Design of the Year at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, based exclusively on the votes of a 20-strong judging panel featuring some of the world’s top car designers.
The Car Design of the Year awards – organised by the team behind Car Design News is unique because the judging panel is exclusively made up of a cross-section of some of the world’s top car designers.
This year’s panel includes design bosses from established marques like Peter Schreyer, chief design officer, Hyundai Motor Group; Mamoru Aoki, executive design director, Nissan, Gorden Wagener, chief design officer at Daimler and Ralph Gilles, head of design, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
In order to select the 2016 Concept Car Design of the Year, judges name their top three concepts from a list of 12 vehicles, compiled by Car Design News staff. The votes are then verified and counted and the winner revealed.
Laurens van den Acker, senior vice-president of Renault Group 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.”