AND THE 2020 A+ AWARD WINNER IS......
AutoLooks was glad to name the all new Evija our 2020 A+ winner, as Lotus went above and beyond with not only their new power plant, but with they entire styling layout. We just hope that this is not the only new product we can expect from them for this decade. Just like how the Evora was the only new product of the last decade.
But a new successor to the Esprit model line was not our only great new product for 2020, as we had a lot more choices this year than any other year. For 2020 we had 21 models hit the A+ mark of 75%, which is a massive increase from last years 7 models. So as it may appear that companies are starting to see that design is an integral part of their product.
This years runner-up spot goes to another rebirth product, as it seems De Tomaso wanted to bring back the Ferrari 330 P4. But even with a CopyCat award upon them, the De tomaso P72 was strong enough where it counts to hit our number 2 spot for best design.
For our third spot this year our winner came from not only a new automotive manufacture, but a company who specializes in designing some of the best vehicles out there. Pininfarina Battista may be a cousin of the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, as Pininfarina designed both, but it seems that the Battista has a bit more going on then it's Ferrari cousin. Guess they didn't want to give Ferrari their best design this year as they wanted they wanted to expand into the Hypercar field. Let's just hope that they can keep this design going just like Italdesign Design did.
The rest of the playing field seemed to be filled by what you would come to expect from the A+ awards. Only two new companies managed to hit our list this year as both Milan and Vandal managed to show the world how they could take on the segments they are in. But with names like Lamborghini, Zagato and Bugatti nipping at their toes, they may want to keep up their game or fear losing their place on the list.
Out only major head turner for this year seemed to be from one of the least expected places, as Chevrolet managed to hit our list again with the Corvette. But this time it's not their top of the line aftermarket product winning the entry, but their standard Stingray model. This could have due to the fact that the Corvette is now a mid-engine touring car which could spawn a modern day supercar from Chevrolet. If that happens, you can expect to see them on our list next year as well.
As we guessed it does seem that 2020 was better than 2019 and if things keep going this way, we should expect 2021 to be even better. Let's hope so as we would like to see the bottom end get shorter as the top gets longer.
2020 AutoLooks A+ Award Winner - 2020 Lotus Evija
2020 A+ Award Winners
2020 A+ Awards: Twenty-One (21) rated vehicles, with an average score of 79.70%
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.