VW ID. Buggy concept wins interior design award - Apparently

Well, ok...

1y ago

I don't remember who said it but I remember the words. Does it ever happen to you, when you remember the quote but not the person who said the words? Anyway. I remember reading an interview with a best-selling book author who'd never won any literary awards. When asked about it, the author simply said "I'd give one tenth of my book sales for a prize just like most prize winners would give all their awards for one tenth of my sales."

Receiving official recognition for your work always feels nice but I guess you always have to take it with a pinch of salt. After all, Hollywood blockbusters are often panned by film critics. I apologize for this long preamble but it serves a purpose because the Volkswagen ID. Buggy concept has received an interior design of year award in the Automotive design category.

I've done some research and found out that the Interior Design's Best of Year is "a design awards program, honoring designers, architects and manufacturers from around the globe. "

Now in its 14th year, it includes an "Automotive" category and the VW ID. Buggy was one of five finalists along with the McLaren GT, 2020 Range Rover Evoque, 2035 Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept and the new Bentley Flying Spur.

The ID. Buggy features a minimalist waterproof interior in green, VW calls it matte Fern Green, and what I'd personally call "gunmetal grey", but VW calls it Textured Grey Tech Blue, with some cool design features including the hilarious "play" and "pause" symbols on the throttle and brake pedal respectively. That's pretty cool.

Other than that, this is a rear-engine all-electric (duh) vehicle with a 62 kWh battery, 201 hp and 228 torques. Zero to sixty is dealt with in 7.2 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited at 99 mph.

As for the interior, well the colour combination works, the essential design is 100 % in tune with the times and pedal thing is genius BUT I believe the Bentley EXP100GT (pictured below) should've won because it's just on a different level. In terms of design, in 2019, nothing even gets close to that.

the interior of the Bentley EXP100GT

the interior of the Bentley EXP100GT

But again, what do I know? I've never won any prize.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments

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