All-new Z Good Design Award

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (September 19, 2022) – The all-new Nissan Z has received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in Australia in the Product Design category, in recognition of outstanding design and innovation.

The Australian Good Design Awards is Australia's oldest and most prestigious international awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. Each year, the Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian and international market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design, and reward new and emerging areas of design including design strategy, social impact design, design research and up-and-coming design talent in the next-gen category.

Projects recognised with an Australian Good Design Award demonstrate excellence in professional design and highlight the impact a design-led approach has on business success and social and environmental outcomes.

The Good Design Awards Jury commented: "Few carmakers can claim the achievement of a successful evolution of a sports car for over half a century. The new Nissan Z pays homage to the original 240Z of the early 70's, yet tastefully delivers a modern and fresh interpretation without relying on nostalgia. The silhouette retains the classic long dash-to-axle proportions, and is complemented by sleek and understated surface detailing. A clever and professional evolution of an icon."

The 2022 Good Design Awards attracted high-quality design projects from Australia and around the world. These innovative projects were evaluated by more than 70 Australian and international Jurors, including designers, engineers, architects and thought leaders. Each entry was evaluated according to a strict set of design evaluation criteria which includes Good Design, Design Innovation and Design Impact.

Developed by a passionate team of designers and engineers, the all-new Z represents an approachable sports car for the modern age – with an unmatched 50-plus year heritage and global fan base.

Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Australian Good Design Awards said: "To be recognised with an Australian Good Design Award is a significant achievement, given the incredibly high standard of projects submitted in this year's Awards. The Good Design Award is a valuable independent endorsement of professional design quality. It tells the world this project not only represents design excellence, but it also surpasses the criteria for design innovation and design impact."

The new Nissan Z boasts a fresh, sleek exterior design with an appearance that communicates respect to its lineage. Its long hood and short deck are fundamentally Z, with a fresh look that is love at first sight. The design theme for the exterior and interior of the new Z was tradition with modern technology.

Nissan was delighted to accept this prestigious design award for new Nissan Z.

"We are very proud that the all-new Nissan Z has been recognised with a Good Design Award," said Nissan Australia Managing Director Adam Paterson.

"The new Z has just arrived on Australian shores and has already won the hearts of many Australian fans.  It is the ultimate expression of Nissan design and we're thrilled the judges at Good Design recognised this."

About Good Design Australia and the Australian Good Design Awards

Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing the annual Australian Good Design Awards and other signature design events. With a proud history that dates back to 1958, Good Design Australia remains committed to promoting the importance of design to business, industry, government and the general public and the critical role it plays in creating a better, safer and more prosperous world.


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