Friday, May 24, 2024

Boring VW designer fired – now has to draw Chinese cars

Jozef Kaban only managed to have his job as responsible for Volkswagen's design for a little more than 2 years, because he was fired. Now he will design cars for Chinese SAIC.

If SAIC doesn't tell you anything, think about MG.

It is the SAIC group, which owns the former British brand, which has now brought in the fired Volkswagen chief designer Jozef Kaban for a similar position in China.

The car group itself states this in a press release .

Jozef Kaban managed to get 30 months at the head of Volkswagen's design department, because the others in the director's corridors in Wolfsburg found the today 51-year-old Slovak too boring.

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Jozef Kaban is otherwise bottled up in VW-land in the early 00s, because he moved to BMW, later Rolls-Royce to return to Volkswagen in 2020. But here you couldn't really use him like that.

Now Kaban is moving to China, where SAIC believes that he would be able to contribute greatly to the brand's expansion plans. Also internationally'.

On the CV, Jozef Kaban can write that he has been involved in the development of cars such as the Bugatti Veyron and the BMW 7 Series. While a car like the Volkswagen ID.Buzz was his responsibility.

Kaban is not the only designer who has been found too easy within the VAG Group. For example, Audi has demoted its chief designer Marc Lichte after 10 years. Officially, the 54-year-old Lichte has been given 'another role in the group'.

Conversely, Jozef Kaban is not the only one who has been tempted by a Chinese promissory note. Perhaps the world's most controversial car designer is i.a. on the payroll at Xiaomi, which now wants to build cars.

And the car seems to have gone well. In any case, the Chinese say that more than 50,000 drivers ordered a version of the SU7 within 27 minutes when sales began.Read more about both parts right here .

Read more exciting news from and about the world of cars right here!

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