The Dacia Manifesto has won the Concept Car Design of the Year award in the Car Design News People Awards, voted for by a global panel of professional car designers.
This year’s 16-strong judging group included the heads of design at Audi, Ford, Lamborghini, Lucid and Mercedes. No judge could vote for their own designs or for cars from other brands in their group, which added to the credibility of the voting process.
James McLachlan, editor of Car Design News, said, “In the 10 years of these awards, Dacia has never previously been a contender for any car category, so to win this year’s Concept Car Design of the Year award is an incredible achievement and shows just how far its design department has come.”
Dacia’s design director, David Durand, who picked up the award at a ceremony in London on Thursday, December 7, commented, “I am very honored by the number of people who have appreciated the freshness of this small object, which expresses the values of our brand and shows that Dacia design is evolving. I don’t think anyone expected this from Dacia. This recognition from design professionals tells me that we’re on the right track.”
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