In the design world, one of the industry’s top industrial design awards is the “Red Dot Design Award“. Founded in 1955, the award focuses on three categories (Product Design, Communication Design, and Concept Design) and is intended for companies who give an special importance to design. The award panel is made up of 21 international members that include freelance designers, academics and journalists, assess the projects on the basis of criteria including innovation, formal quality, functionality, and sustainability.
This year, with more than 5,500 entries were received from 55 countries around the globe, the Fiat Centoventi Concept was awarded top honors in the Concept Design category. You might remember the Centoventi Concept from its debut in Geneva earlier this year. It was at its introduction at the Geneva International Motor Show that the compact crossover caught a lot of attention with its striking and innovative design features.
The Centoventi Concept features an innovative business case, being completely customizable in every detail. The interior accessories can be installed with a unique “plug and play” system. This includes everything from the instrumental clusters, storage compartments, seats, and even child restraint systems, by the customer. The exterior of the vehicle can be wrapped in a variety of colors, while the bumpers can be customized, and various types of roof options are available. But that is only the start.
The Centoventi Concept features an innovative battery architecture, which battery range can be varied to meet the customer’s specific needs by a number of different additional batteries. These additional batteries can make the electric range of the Centroventi Concept start at a modest 62 miles and can top 310 miles with all available battery options. This allows the Centroventi to be perfect for the daily local drive to work or for commuting for a weekend away.
Look for some of these innovative ideas to make production in future Fiat vehicles. Congratulations to the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Design staff.
2019 Fiat Centoventi Concept Image Gallery: