Volkswagen Touareg Wins German Design Award Gold
• Top award in the “Passenger Vehicles” category
• Flagship impresses with its timeless and functional design
• Jury: “Fantastic SUV, harmoniously designed down to the last detail.”
WOLFSBURG/FRANKFURT – February 11, 2019: The Volkswagen Touareg won the top gold award in the “Passenger Vehicles” category at the German Design Awards. The prestigious prize was accepted by Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design, at the award ceremony in Frankfurt am Main. There was a great deal of praise from the expert jury for the SUV model, especially for the technology, the high quality and the fun factor.
The Volkswagen flagship did particularly well in the evaluation thanks to its timeless and functional design. The reasons for the jury’s decision read like a tribute to the Touareg: “With the now third generation of the Touareg, Volkswagen offers a timelessly elegant all-rounder that leaves nothing to be desired in terms of form and technology and also perfectly embodies the classic Volkswagen virtues. A fantastic SUV, harmoniously designed down to the very last detail, with a compact design that is pleasantly solid yet of impressive quality. A perfect family car that is impressive and also fun on all occasions.”
Impressive top model
The German Design Award is presented by the “Rat für Formgebung” (German Design Council), which is regarded as the German brand and design authority. The Council was founded as early as 1953 on the initiative of the German Bundestag and supports industry in consistently achieving brand added value through design. Since 2012, a jury of experts has also been awarding the German Design Award to ground-breaking product and communication design. Volkswagen was one of the winners in the “Transportation” category in 2017 with the Tiguan. Now the Touareg is following suit in the passenger car segment.