The winner of this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge has been announced, with Nissan and its V2G concept car taking top honors. This year's theme, Youthmobile 2030, asked automotive design studios to envision what a new generation of drivers--raised with cell phones, online communities and webcams--will demand from their vehicles in the year 2030.

The Nissan V2G (Vehicle to Grid), was chosen for its holistic approach in answering the future's design questions. With the consensus that the future will be much more integrated, the V2G offered a great vehicle design that took environmental aspects into consideration.

The V2G is described as an eco-neutral commuter car for 2030, and is an electric machine that can be modified to fit the needs and desires of its owner.

In the end, it came down to which team had the most inventive and solution-oriented design. Nissan's designers showed passion and were able to create the “ultimate Youthmobile” for 2030 with their V2G design, according to the judges.

The judges, incidentally, included multi-discipline design professionals who selected the winner based on its originality of creative concept, integration of futuristic design elements and level of adaptation to the needs of the youth consumer in 2030.

To check out the rest of the entries, which included works from design studios for Audi, GM, Honda, Mazda, and Toyota, check out our previous story by clicking here.


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