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Australian connection: Ford designer Chris Svensson was born in England but spent almost three years in Australia where he encouraged a young generation of designers with projects such as the Mad Max Interceptor concepts.

Ford designer who left a lasting imprint in Australia dies after battle with cancer

24 Jul 2018

- Ford is mourning the death of Chris Svensson, one of its leading designers who among his many achievements over a 26-year career with the company helped to bring Ford’s regional design centre in Australia into the 21st century as a key cog in the Blue Oval’s global design network.


- English-born Mr Svensson, 53, died on Saturday after a battle with cancer in Detroit where he was Ford global design director for SUVs, trucks and commercial vehicles until, too ill to continue, he retired on July 1.

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