Audi head designer joins Mitsubishi

Former Audi head designer Jorge Diez has joined Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) to helm the Japanese automotive manufacturer’s design team in Europe.

In a news release, MMC announced that Jorge Diez has joined MMC Design to lead the Mitsubishi Motors Europe Design near Frankfurt, Germany while also serving as the vice president of Mitsubishi Motor R&D Europe.

“I am pleased to announce that Jorge Diez is joining our design team and will lead it in Europe,” said Tsunehiro Kunimoto, corporate vice president of MMC’s Design Division.

“He combines both strategic thinking and creative leadership. I look forward to him enhancing the creativity and quality of future Mitsubishi design as we expand our European studio.”

Some of Diez’s works during his career were the SEAT Leon, 20V20, Audi A7, and Audi TT. The Audi TT was awarded the World Car Design of the Year in 2007.

Diez worked at the Volkswagen Group for 18 years as the head of exterior design at SEAT and head of the Automotive Department at Audi Konzept Design Munich.

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