Compact Renault Twizy wins Red Dot Award for Product Design: Best of the Best 2012

On the 2nd of July, 2012 Renault Twizy won an award for the best international design. From a collection of 4,515 applications this year, Renault Twizy was chosen as the best by a panel of 30 distinguished international design experts. ‘Best of the Best product design’ award has been won the second time by Renault after Megane II won it in 2003. Outstanding features like its revolutionary design, agility, safety system and original ergonomics propelled the car to the forefront as opposed to other vehicle. According to the panel, Twizy is a convincing and expressive transportation option for people in the near future.

Easy handling, ergonomics and safety features have won over hearts of prospective buyers. Eric Diemert, Design Director, Renault Sport Technologies said that the company was happy to see Twizy’s concept design, lines and functions appreciated by a panel of international design experts. He also said, the Twizy was designed to bee an urban mobility option which can be used easily by one and all. On another note, he made it known that the award would encourage Renault to design innovative and attractive transportation options which is an important part of the Renault range of vehicles.

The Renault Twizy electric vehicle design incorporates modern design, sweeping lines and an open bodywork coupled with original gull wing doors and a windshield that extends to the rear of the vehicle. There are two versions of this car available, difference being in power output (15kW and 4kW). Low centre of gravity and wide disc brakes ensure a stable ride.

News release: Renault Twizy named “Best of the Best 2012” in the Red Dot Design Award

At a ceremony held on July 2, Renault Twizy won the “red dot award: product design 2012”, one of the most prestigious international design prices. A panel of 30 international experts selected the Renault Twizy from the 4,515 applications submitted in this category as winner of the “Best of the Best product design 2012” prize. Twizy becomes the second Renault vehicle to win the award after Mégane II in 2003.

The members of the panel praised Twizy for its revolutionary design, agility, and original ergonomics and safety system: “Twizy is a highly convincing and expressive transportation solution for mobility in the near future. This vehicle impresses the target group both through easy handling and its sophisticated concept concerning ergonomics and safety”.

Eric Diemert, Design Director, Renault Sport Technologies, expressed his satisfaction: “We are delighted to see the concept, design lines and functions of Twizy recognized by the red dot award. Because Renault is a human-focused brand, we designed Twizy to express a new form of urban mobility, placing the emphasis on easy use. The way in which an object is expressed is fundamental, so we worked on general attitude from an early stage as well as on the design of the front end. The aim was to give Twizy an appeal that immediately reflects its light-hearted character. This award will encourage us to pursue our commitment to innovation for all that is so important to Renault range vehicles, and to make them even more innovative and attractive.”

Set up in 1955, the red dot design award has become an international benchmark for good design. In 2011, it received more than 14,000 applications from more than 70 countries.