In Hyundai-Kia chief designer changes: Schreier resigns

In Hyundai-Kia chief designer changes: Schreier resigns

October 31, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Schreier’s successor will be Luc Donckerwolke

From November 1, the new vice-president for design of cars of the Hyundai-Kia group will be Luc Donckerwolke, who previously held the post of chief designer of the Genesis and Hyundai brands. In this position, he will replace Peter Schreier, who has worked for South Korean manufacturers since 2006.

Luke Donkervolke is known for his work in the concern Volkswagen, where he worked for more than 20 years. The designer was responsible for the appearance of the supercars Lamborghini Murcielago and Gallardo, the luxurious Britons Bentley Flying Spur and Bentayga, as well as the first-generation Skoda Octavia and Fabia. In 2015, Donckerwolke went to work in the Hyundai-Kia group.

Initially, Schreier also worked in Volkswagen, starting his career in the company in 1979. He headed the design divisions of VW and Audi, and in 2006 moved to Kia, becoming the chief designer of the brand. Since 2013, he has led the design direction of the entire South Korean concern.

This year, Schreieru is 65 years old and he is retiring. At the same time, he will continue to occupy the post of design consultant at Hyundai-Kia.