Ford Mustang, Volvo Concept Win Detroit Design Awards

Ford Mustang, Volvo Concept Win Detroit Design Awards

The 2015 Ford Mustang and the Volvo Concept XC Coupe have been named the best designed production model and concept vehicle at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. 


To pick the winners, 30 current and retired lead automotive designers scrutinized each vehicle from the show before voting on a winner, and competition this year was stiff.

Toyota rolled out the brilliant looking FT-1 Concept, stealing most of the attention from other automaker’s concept cars. But the Volvo’s understated elegance won over the hearts of the automotive designers rather than the sporty exuberance exhibited by the Toyota. Kia also had a sports car concept at the show with the GT4 Stinger, while Nissan rolled out the wild looking Sport Sedan Concept. Infiniti also showed its Q50 Eau Rouge.

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As for the Mustang, it had many rivals to contend with, including the new Corvette Z06, the all-new Mercedes C-Class, the Lexus RC-F and the new Subaru WRX STI. The 2015 Mustang debuted about one month before the 2014 Detroit Show to much fanfare, combining elements of its heritage along with modern design to come up with an all-new look which won over the judges.

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  • Somnambulator

    having not seen one in person, the 2015 stang looks almost identical to the 2014. i know there are some dramatic differences inside, and i do like how it looks, but I don’t see how it won this award. im not sure I could tell the difference through pictures between this and current model year were they not side by side.