26 Feb '13, 4am

Chery appoints ex-Porsche designer as design head

Chery appoints ex-Porsche designer as design head

Chery appoints ex-Porsche designer as design head By Jonathan James Tan on February 26, 2013 Designer Hakan Saracoglu, formerly of Porsche, has taken up a position at Chery Automobile as its design director, reports say. Saracoglu, 47, heads a 30-strong team at Chery’s design centre in Shanghai to churn out new concepts, from sedans to SUVs. We know Chery perhaps best for the inexpensive QQ city car (pictured); however Saracoglu told Bloomberg : “Chery is not just QQ, we’re going to change that. The company is redefining itself. Chery is standing for value, for design and gaining customer confidence. That’s where we want to go.” Saracoglu began his career at Ford’s offices in Cologne, where he worked on models such as the Focus and Mondeo . The Turkish-born German national worked at Porsche for 15 years; while there, he had a hand in designing the exteriors for models such...

Full article: http://paultan.org/2013/02/26/chery-porsche-design/

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