The 31st Festival Automobile International has named the Mazda RX-Vision as the “Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year.” An instant celebrity at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, the Mazda RX-Vision is a rotary-powered sports car concept donning elegant proportions and awe-inspiring lines.
Fellow nominees for the “Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year” award included the Bentley Exp10 Speed 6, Peugeot Fractal and Porsche Mission E. The award is given to the concept vehicle that best conveys unsullied design creativity and emerging trends. It is considered as one of four grand prizes at the Festival Automobile International.
The winning concept car is selected by a jury of experts and enthusiasts from the world of motorsports, architecture, fashion and design. This accolade was accepted by Ikuo Mazda’s international design chief Ikuo Maeda; Mazda’s European design director Kevin Rice; Mazda North America design director Julien Montousse; and Mazda designer Norihito Iwao.
Mazda's global design division already won three accolades at Automotive Brand Contest 2015 in September last year, including the much-coveted “Team of the Year” award. This concept is an epitome of futuristic vision that only Mazda could deliver.
It indicates the carmaker’s determination to keep on delivering technologies that exemplify its challenger spirit while defying conventions. This visionary concept is an interpretation of Mazda's "KODO: Soul of Motion" design philosophy, as evidenced by its smooth-flowing proportions that convey both performance and Mazda's heritage of building front engine, rear-wheel drive sports cars.
It features a low bonnet, thanks to the compactness of its rotary engine. Mazda's RX-Vision concept will be part of the Festival Automobile International’s concept car exhibition in Paris, France at the Hôtel National des Invalides until January 31.