Watch the recording to discover who has won this year’s prestigious awards.

These awards are most meaningful because, rather than journalists or industry organisations judging the cars, we ask the most senior members of the automotive design industry to assess the work. 

During the Livestream we also revealed our Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. Previous recipients of this prestigious award have included Syd Mead, Wayne Cherry, Martin Smith, Robert Opron, Giorgetto Giugiaro, and Marcello Gandini.

For 2019, the cars competing for the Production Car of the Year Award are:

Aston Martin DBX, Byton M-Byte, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C8), Honda e, Land Rover Defender, Lotus Evija, Mustang Mach-E, Polestar 2, Porsche Taycan, Volkswagen ID.3.

Gallery: Production Car of 2019 contenders 

The contenders for the Concept Car of the Year Award are:

Bentley EXP 100 GT, Citroën Ami One, Cupra Tavascan, Fiat Concept Centoventi, Genesis Mint, Hyundai Concept 45, Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept, Nissan IMk, Tesla CYBRTRK, Alfa Romeo Tonale.

Gallery: Concept Car of 2019 contenders 

The Judges of the 2019 Awards are: Klaus Bischoff, VW; Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini;  Klaus Busse, FCA; Jonathan Disley, Volvo; Luc Donckerwolke, Genesis; Francois Farion, Groupe Renault; Karim Habib, Kia; Dale Harrow, RCA; Peter Horbury, Geely; SangYup Lee, Hyundai; Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, Seat; Davide Pizzorno, ED Design; Jingfeng Shao, SAIC; Stefan Sielaff, Bentley; Tod Willing, Ford; Crystal Windham, Cadillac; Phil Zak, Chevrolet; Fan Zhang, GAC.



Abel Sampson

Abel is the Publisher of CDN which is the world’s leading source of information, advice and insight for car designers worldwide. CDN’s primary presence is our website which is complemented by our quarterly magazine Interior Motives and our events (Car Design Nights – Shanghai and Geneva), Forums (Tokyo and LA). We also create bespoke books and magazines for design community worldwide and the Car Design Review.


Automotive Festival of Transformation

Throughout this Spring and Summer, we are playing host to an array of online livestreams, discussions, and thought leadership. Bringing you insight and intelligence to help facilitate necessary change and transformation in your business.

We will also be publishing a wealth of exclusive features, interviews, analysis and guest contributions (you too can get involved) to get you ready for the challenges