BUDD-e wins design award

The futuristic interior concept of the BUDD-e showcar, which was unveiled in the CES show in Las Vegas in January, has received the ‘Interior Design of the Year – Concept Vehicle’ award.

The award was presented at the ‘Automotive Interiors Expo 2016’ in Stuttgart where the world’s finest designers, innovations and products in the automotive interiors arena are honoured.

‘The CES 2016 showcar offers a fascinating insight into what Volkswagen may achieve in future. On this basis, we should all be excited about next-generation of Volkswagen interior technologies and developments,’ said Graham Johnson, managing director of exhibition organiser.

At the beginning of the year, Volkswagen showed a glimpse of what future electric cars from the brand may look like at Las Vegas with the innovative show car, the BUDD-e. What is characteristic of the futuristic concept is the intuitive operation of the instrument and operating concept. Gesticulation to open doors, a swivelling passenger seat and a large format 34-inch monitor integrated in the side wall of the car are just three aspects of the design.

The judging panel comprised 17 international motor and design journalists who cast their votes in six categories.