The ceremony of the Grand Prizes at the International Car Festival, organized on 31 January beneath the glass dome of the Invalides in Paris rewarded the year’s most creative and innovative automotive projects.
This prestigious evening ceremony brought together 600 guests, among which were many luminaries in the world of automotive, media, arts and culture as well as those nominated for the Grand Prizes. The Grand Prize for the "Most Beautiful Car of the Year", as voted by the general public, went this year to Alfa Romeo’s Giulia.
As Partner of the event, AKKA Technologies, as a mobility expert and a major player in the field of design since it acquired the Bertone brand, was pleased to award the Prize for "Futuristic Car" to Mercedes-Benz for its concept-car "Tokyo Vision".
Concept-cars were in the limelight during this festival, which lasted five days, from 1st to 5th February: an exhibition was dedicated to them and presented cutting-edge models which were true marvels of design and technology and a source of inspiration for the cars of tomorrow.