Thousands of readers voted
Just under 12,000 readers of car magazine auto motor und sport sent in their vote to determine the best new car designs in 2018. The result: the up! GTI was crowned victor in the ‘compact cars’ category. The design awards were presented in the evening in Stuttgart. The up! GTI features a host of details typical of the GTI class, is extremely sporty and proves that even the most compact of cars can trigger powerful emotions. “The up! offers real driving pleasure in a compact package without being fussy. As a GTI model, it is truly a car made with the driver in mind,” says Head of Volkswagen Design Klaus Bischoff, who collected the prize.
Innovative app by Volkswagen receives the Car Connectivity Award
In the Car Connectivity Awards, Volkswagen’s We Park app beat the competition in the ‘price/performance’ category. The We Park app for Android and iOS smartphones enables customers to pay for parking digitally through the app – billed right down to the minute. The app also shows the various car parks in the vicinity and their prices on the user’s smartphone.
autonis and Car Connectivity Award are key industry barometers
The ‘autonis’ is presented by trade magazine auto motor und sport every year in recognition of the best designs in new vehicles launched in the past twelve months. This year saw 95 models go head to head with one another across 10 categories. The victors were selected by the magazine’s readers rather than a panel of judges. This year marks the 13th time in succession that the vote was held, while the Car Connectivity Award was presented for the fifth time. To determine the winner, the readers voted for their favourite vehicle technology in eleven different categories, including everything from phone integration to interconnected e-car capabilities.