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Car Design of the Year 2008

Mon, 15 Dec 2008

As the year draws to a close, it's time once again for us to ask you, our readers, to vote for your favorite car designs of 2008. Your votes will decide which design teams will be presented an award by the CDN team at the Geneva auto show in March, with prizes being given to the best vehicle in the concept and production car categories.

We've selected our picks of the production and concept vehicles unveiled since the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, and now it's up to you to decide which ones gain the accolade of Car Design of the Year. Last year, you named the BMW Concept CS as the Best Concept Design of 2007, and Roberto Giolito's Fiat 500 as the Best Production Design. In 2006, the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione won the award in the Production Design category.

While other Car of the Year contests are largely decided by journalists or trade associations, CDN's polls over one thousand automotive designers and car design students - so it is truly an award 'by designers for designers'.

Nominations for the 2008 Concept Design of the Year are:

BMW GINABuick InvictaChrysler ecoVoyagerCitröen HypnosLamborghini EstoqueLand Rover LRXMazda FuraiPininfarina SintesiRenault OndeliosSaab 9-X Air

Nominations for the 2008 Production Design of the Year are:

Chevrolet CamaroCitröen C3 PicassoFerrari CaliforniaFisker KarmaFord FiestaHyundai Genesis CoupeNissan CubeOpel InsigniaRenault Mégane CoupeToyota iQ

You can gain insight into all of these cars by viewing at the relevant auto show coverage from 2008. Many of them have also been covered in greater depth in our Design Review or Design Development stories, which can be easily located by using the homepage navbar.

You only get one chance to vote, so make your choices count.

Click here to vote for the Best Concept and Best Production cars of 2008

Vote online for your favorite design and keep a lookout for a full article outlining the winning designs in the New Year.

By CDN Team