The Buick Avenir has been handed down this year’s year’s EyesOn Design Award for the “Best Designed Concept Vehicle,” at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The EyesOn Design Awards “honor the most significant automotive designs revealed at NAIAS,” the organizations says, and are chosen by “North American and global leaders of design from automotive manufacturers,” and other design leaders.
The Avenir was given the best design concept award as it is “something special that you could tell designers really liked doing,” and “represents presence, elegance, (and) sportiness all rolled into one.” It beat out other concept vehicles presented at the show including the Mercedes-Benz F 015, Infiniti Q60 Coupe and General Motors’ own Chevrolet Bolt.
In addition to being recognized for its exterior design, the Avenir was also handed down the EyesOn Design “Innovative Use of Color, Graphics and Materials” award. Judges cited the interior of concept car’s “attention to detail, the way its materials worked together (and) its understated elegance which was true to the brand.”
Other recipents of the EyesOn Design Awards include the Audi Q7 SUV for having the “Best Designed Interior,” and the Ford GT for being the “Best Designed Production Vehicle.”