Audi will be responsible for Bentley designJanuary 14, 2021
Bentley has appointed Andreas Mindt as its new head of design.
Mindt is currently head of the exterior design department at Audi, which is owned by the Volkswagen Group, and will move into a new position on March 1. He will replace Stefan Zilaff, a former Audi designer who is leaving Bentley after six years in search of other opportunities. To be precise, Zilaff is moving to Geely.
In his new role, Mindt will lead a team of 50 designers and report to Matthias Rabe, chief engineer at Bentley. One of the first models he will likely be tasked with developing is Bentley’s first electric car, due in 2025.
Thankfully, Mindt has a lot of experience with electric vehicles, as the 25-year veteran of the VW Group has played a key role in developing the design direction for Audi’s expanding EV portfolio, including the E-Tron and the upcoming E-Tron GT. Now he will do the same at Bentley, which aims to offer a full line of electric vehicles by 2030.
“Designing the car and the future is always a multi-person, multi-person performance process, and so I look forward to working with my colleagues to help define the next milestone for Bentley, an electrified future,” Mindt said in a statement.
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