Pininfarina Pura Vision electric SUV concept wins Red Dot design award

This latest success for the rakish new electric luxury utility vehicle follows previous award wins at the iF Design 2024 product awards and the 2024 International Design Awards.

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The Automobili Pininfarina Pura Vision design concept has been recognised with the coveted Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2024. The rakish new electric ‘luxury utility vehicle’ or e-LUV as the company calls it is a striking concept.

This award is one of the world’s most highly sought-after seals of design quality. The panel of designers, professors, and specialist journalists who examined submissions for design quality and innovation, chose the Pura Vision as the winner of this year’s Design Concept category.

Dave Amantea, Chief Design Officer at Automobili Pininfarina, said: “Winning the Red Dot Award: Design Concept is a huge honour for the brand and testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team. Pura Vision embraces the DNA of iconic vehicles from Pininfarina’s past, to shape the future with sharp lines and a modern aesthetic. It is distinctive from every angle and showcases our Pura design philosophy which is inspiring the next generation of our cars.”

This latest success follows previous award wins at the iF Design 2024 product awards and the 2024 International Design Awards.

Pura Vision represents a striking interpretation of a luxury utility vehicle, with bold cab-rear proportions that combine timeless beauty with exquisite detailing to create a dynamic identity with unmistakable presence.

Its low bonnet and high fenders – inspired by the iconic 1947 Cisitalia – show a distinct lineage from the past, while the glasshouse and tri-opening pillarless lounge doors provide unrestricted access to a futuristic and luxurious 2+2 cabin. The Pura Vision also draws inspiration from the iconic pillarless design of the Lancia Florida, which was styled by Battista Farina in the Fifties and sparked the creativity behind the recently unveiled one-off Battista Cinquantacinque.

Exterior styling on the Pura Vision design concept emphasises the attention to detail typical of Automobili Pininfarina. These include a precisely engineered anodised aluminium beltline around the glasshouse, which begins at the windscreen and traces an elegant unbroken arc around the vehicle.

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