Everything is ready for the Car Design Award 2021, the international accolade that has been awarded since the 1980s – and since 2016 in its current incarnation – to the design teams that have created the best production and concept car projects, as well as the best brand design language. After the first round of voting of the Car Design Award jurors, we are pleased to announce the finalist projects competing in the award’s three categories: Production Cars, Concept Cars and Best Brand Design Language:

Production Cars

Audi e-tron GT
Cadillac Lyriq
Cupra Formentor
Ford Bronco
Gordon Murray Design T.50
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Kia EV6
Land Rover Defender 90
Maserati MC20
Peugeot 308

Concept cars

Canoo Pick-up EV
Dacia Bigster
Genesis X Concept
Honda Suv e:concept
Lexus LF-Z Electrified
Nissan Z Proto
Renault 5 Prototype
Steyr Konzept
Toyota Aygo X Prologue
Voyah i-LAND

Brand Design Language


As required by the Rulebook, the jurors selected 10 production car projects and 10 concept car projects unveiled between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021, plus 5 brands that have stood out for the formal language of their entire product range. The design teams winners of the 2021 Car Design Award will be proclaimed in October (the exact day of the price giving ceremony will be announced soon).