Car design of the year goes to Land Rover and Pininfarina image

Designers round the world have chosen cars from Pininfarina and Land Rover to receive Awards at Geneva.

For the fifth year running, the design community was asked to select the designs which impressed them the most among the shortlists in two categories – concept and production.

The top three in the concept category were

§  1st : Pininfarina Duettottanta

§  2nd : Jaguar C-X75

§  3rd : Renault Dezir

… and an overwhelming 40% per cent of readers voted the two-seat roadster, a vision of a future Alfa Romeo sports car, into the top spot. ( Alfa 4c)

For production vehicles, the first three were:

§  1st :   Range Rover Evoque

§  2nd :  Alfa Romeo Giulietta

§  3rd Audi A7

… and again the top choice was the clear winner.

“I am delighted to accept this prestigious award on behalf of the Land Rover Design team,” said Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer. “This is a particularly special accolade as it is represents recognition from peers in the industry.”

Officially unveiled at the 2010 Paris motor show, the production Evoque is faithful to the Land Rover LRX concept created under the direction of Julian Thomson – in form if not in nameplate.

Previous winners are:

2009: Aston Martin Rapide (production); Cadillac Converj (concept)

2008: Chevrolet Camaro (production); BMW GINA (concept)

2007: Fiat 500 (production); BMW Concept CS (concept)

2006: Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione (production); Saab Aero X (concept)

2005: Aston Martin DB9