AND THE 2017 A+ AWARD WINNER IS......
THE RESULTS ARE IN AND A REBIRTH COMPANY HAS CLAIMED THE TITLE.
And it's not just the sports and high performance markets which are utilizing these design features. It's the CUV, sedan and hatch markets as well. Just take a look at the all new Toyota C-HR, Nissan Maxima and Nissan Micra. They all utilize this new design language and all we can say, is its about time. 2016 came off as a improvement in automotive design, but 2017 seems to be the year of change.
A change from one owner to a new as the focus of winner this year. With the fall of Gumpert emerged a new company named after Gumpert's famed exotic the Apollo. And with this came a wave of updated changes to the original Apollo which is now the Apollo N. Next to those changes the new board decided to commission a new supercar which would set their brand as a force to be reckoned with. And did they ever, as their new supercar won our A+ award for best design. Say hello to the Apollo Arrow hypercar. It's not just a supercar, but a hybrid supercar. That will help it really get noticed in out ever changing green world.
Next to the newly formed company we did see a few other oddities this year. First was the collaboration between Aston Martin and RedBull. Sure Aston is know for is cars already, but why would they jump into bed with RedBull. Well why not when Red Bull has one the top F1 teams out there.
After that we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of the founder of Lamborghini. Then we said hello to an awe inspiring supercar from Mexico. One that not only change the design language of supercars, but what they are also made out of. Take a look at the Inferno Exotic Car and see what type of liquid metal its made out of. This could be the change we are all waiting for, for future supercars.
For 2017 it seems that most companies are starting to move away from slight improvements in their design, to total rebuilds. Sure the new CR-V is still built on the same platform as the old, but its design is a major improvement over the past generation. Next to this we saw the all new C-HR come to market, with its all inspiring design. Guess Nissan is starting to change the way the other Japanese brands design cars.
The best part of 2017 was that it wasn't a year about improvements, it was a year about change, and we look forward to that change carrying on into 2018.
2017 AutoLooks A+ Award Winner - 2017 Apollo Arrow
2017 A+ Award Winners
2017 A+ Awards: Fourteen (14) rated vehicles with an average score of 78.57%
AutoLooks "RATED" is where we rate and review vehicles from around the world from every segment of the automotive industry. Our 1,215 point system is based on Four (4) key areas of automotive design.