Mitsubishi Motors has announced Jorge Díez’s appointment to the role of head of Mitsubishi Motors Europe Design (MMED). Based in Trebur, near Frankfurt, Germany, Diez also takes on the position of vice president of Mitsubishi Motor R&D Europe (MRDE).
Diez graduated from the Royal College of Art in London. He has 18 years’ experience at Volkswagen Group, where he was the head of Exterior Design at SEAT and head of the Automotive Department at Audi Konzept Design Munich. During his career, Diez was responsible for designing models including the SEAT Leon, 20V20, Audi A7 and Audi TT, which was named World Car Design of the Year in 2007.
“I am pleased 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.”
Mitsubishi Motors Europe Design was founded in 2014 and is one of the company’s global design studios. Diez and his team work in close cooperation with other global design studios in Tokyo and Okazaki. Fully equipped and capable to provide full-scale models, the studio is multinational and develops both advanced and production design projects from European design viewpoints.
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