The upcoming Torsus Praetorian has been awarded a prestigious Red Dot Award in the Product Design 2020 category, for its outstanding design quality.
Torsus, in partnership with Werkemotion – an independent award-winning transportation and industrial design studio – designed the Praetorian, the world’s first heavy duty 4×4 off-road bus.
Designed to transport personnel and equipment safely across the world’s harshest environments, the bus is based on an upgraded heavy-duty MAN chassis and is powered by MAN engines and drivetrain. From the Michelin off-road tyres, to the Line-X military grade coating on body parts, PRAETORIAN is engineered to take on any terrain, in any conditions, anywhere in the world.
For over 60 years, the Red Dot Award has provided a platform for designers and companies to assess good design. Each of the 6500 products entered into the competition, from 60 countries worldwide, were tested and judged by an expert jury in search of the very best in design and innovation. Lasting several days, the jurors test all the entries in order to assess the aesthetic, the materials selected, the level of craftsmanship, the surface structure, ergonomics and functionality. After long discussions together, they decide on the design quality of the products, with only the best designs receiving an award.
“It’s a privilege and an honour for us to be awarded the globally respected and admired Red Dot award, for the outstanding design of our product. We are very proud to accept this award and it is testament to the skilled work of the TORSUS team and our design partners at Werkemotion who, together, helped produce the world’s toughest and most capable off-road bus,” said Vakhtang Dzhukashvili, founder and CEO of Torsus.