Mazda RX-Vision Named Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Mazda RX-Vision concept has been awarded Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year at the 31st Festival Automobile International.

Making its debut at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, the RX-Vision concept previews the Japanese automaker’s rotary revival as well as the RX nameplate. Boasting smooth-flowing proportions that pay tribute to Mazda’s rich heritage of front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports cars, the RX-Vision concept was also one of‘s favorites for the year.

This is the latest award for Mazda’s global design division, which also took home three awards in September at the Automotive Brand Contest 2015 including the prestigious Team of the Year award.

SEE ALSO: Mazda RX-Vision Concept Previews Rotary Revival

The RX-Vision bested three other stunning concepts that were nominated for the award: the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6, Peugeot Fractal and Porsche Mission E.

It will be on display at the Festival Automobile International’s concept car exhibition in Paris until January 31.

See a gallery of the winner and nominees below and let us know which one if your favorite.

Mazda RX-Vision Concept – Winner

Bentley Exp 10 Speed 6 – Nominee

Peugeot Fractal – Nominee

Porsche Mission E – Nominee

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • David Keller David Keller on Jan 29, 2016

    A new RX? I just fired my load in my pants. I hope they bring back the Rotary engine, so frickin sexy. Of course if it's built like that the vast majority of people will never be able to afford to buy one, even used.

  • Joshua Finley Joshua Finley on Feb 15, 2016

    Nice job by Mazda! At first when I saw the RX-Vision's long sloping hood, I thought "multi-rotor Wankel engine!" like 3 or 4 rotors, which would be awesome! However, I feel like an RX-9 won't look exactly like or close to this concept, but as long as it has the Wankel rotary, I won't complain over looks. I just hope the SkyActiv-R can live up to its improvement promise that the Renesis tried to do