AND THE 2019 A+ AWARD WINNER IS......
As out top spot this year goes to a model that is also as old as AutoLooks, it seems that the auto industry is becoming like Hollywood. They are running out of new great ideas and are instead just revitalizing old great ones. Not to say that the great old ideas where not great, but they are a bit overdone.
For 2019 it seems that updating has become the only way to make it to the top and for us at AutoLoooks it seems to be getting old. This is seen through the amount of top models as they have dropped from 13 in 2018 to 7 for 2019. This may not seem like a lot, but losing nearly double of the top spots is a sign of future changes. We just hope these changes won't last long and we can get back to the great old days of out of this world designs.
As for our top spots this year, it seems that no matter how hard you try, someday your going to hit the top. That is true with the 2019 Zenvo TSR-S, as this model has been around since 2009. Wow a ten (10) year old model winning a top spot on a design award. Yes it is true as it seems Zenvo made all the right moves this year.
Next inline we have our other long time running concept which has now become a reality. The SSC Tuatara is something that we have seen for a some time now but have not seen the green light of its future. That all changed this fall, when it was finally announced for production. Sure like the Zenvo it will be in short supply, but that is also true for four (4) more of our top 10 winners.
As with most years it never really amazes us when we see at least one (1) Lamborghini model on the top 10 list, but this year also marks a time when McLaren also has two of the top spots. And if this is a sign of the changing times, it seems that McLaren should be taken more seriously as a true competitor to the Italian supercar garage.
But with that thought in mind you also have to look at how the design house who makes some of the great designs for the Ferrari two, is also hitting it off on our list. Italdesign again has hit the list with their droptop version of the Zerouno. Sure it may just be a variation of something great, but it truly makes its mark in all the great ways.
As for the changing of times, it seems again that Rimac is keeping those ICE models on their toes as they manage to sneak their way onto our list. Sure the C-Two is one great design, but it also shows us that green cars can be great as well.
For 2019 we were shocked when we found out that Bugatti had decided to finally update the Chiron into something a bit more better than the previous Veyron. The Divo gave us hope that Bugatti could do more than update it's models, it gave us hope that they too could change with the times. But unfortunately it wasn't enough to claim the top spot, but it is still one of our favorites.
And for a second year in a row we were surprised to find a model from an entry level company. Sure the K900 isn't up to the same standards as the Stinger, but it still has all the right moves in all the right places. As most of you might not agree with it on our list, it did have something that no other sedan or CUV has. It has a perfect us of all of the key elements in design, as it utilizes all the right lines and features to make a great design.
Overall 2019 wasn't all that bad, but to us it still seems rather bland as our average score for the years was 52.09%. That being only good enough for a standard C mark. We just hope that 2020 will bring that mark up to a better C+ or at least a B-, as we are getting tired of the bland mediocrity that has become our automotive world.
2019 AutoLooks A+ Award Winner - 2019 Zenvo TSR-S
2019 A+ Award Winners
2019 A+ Awards: Seven (7) rated vehicles, with an average score of 81.86%
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.