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Kia lures design guru Leclercq to new global post

Accelerant: Having worked in different studios on key global models – namely the original BMW X5/X6 in LA and Munich – Pierre Leclercq (pictured with the X6 Concept) will now helping Kia establish “a consistent design DNA”.

Former BMW designer takes on new role at Kia after building up Great Wall in China

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- After spending the past four years building up the design operations at Great Wall Motors and its subsidiaries in China, former BMW design guru Pierre Leclercq has moved to Kia Motors in South Korea to take on a newly created role as head of styling.

- Based at Kia’s design headquarters in Namyang and reporting to Hyundai Motor Group president and chief design officer Peter Schreyer and Kia’s design centre chief Seon Ho Youn, Mr Leclercq is charged with developing Kia’s long-term design strategy and leading “design innovation” for exteriors, interiors, materials and textiles.

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