By on June 17, 2015

Luc Donckerwolke

Not too long ago, designer Luc Donckerwolke abruptly quit Bentley for reasons still unknown. Now, he’ll be designing for Hyundai.

Donckerwolke is joining the automaker to head its design team for both Hyundai and Kia brands, Motoring.com.au reports. Per insiders, his hiring will allow for smooth transitions into the company’s culture for Donckerwolke, and the retirement of current design chief Peter Schreyer in 2017.

Both designers made their mark on the industry in a large fashion. Schreyer’s biggest claims to fame are the Audi TT in 1998 and Kia’s “Tiger Nose” design language, while Donckerwolke helmed Lamborghini’s design studio at the time of the Gallardo’s debut in 2003.

Following Donckerwolke’s sudden departure, Bentley appointed Stefan Sielaff to be its head designer. Sielaff’s recent work includes the interior of the Mercedes C-Class, and heading Audi’s design studio.

[Photo credit: Bentley]

Get the latest TTAC e-Newsletter!

40 Comments on “Hyundai Hires Luc Donckerwolke To Be New Design Boss...”


Read all comments

Back to TopLeave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Recent Comments

  • Skippity: I drove a current gen rental for a week. Comfortable. VW needs a Hyundai warranty.
  • Skippity: I drove a current gen rental for a week. Comfortable. Needs a Hyundai warranty.
  • BobinPgh: That is so you get a new Cadillac!
  • BobinPgh: Why didn’t Cadillac make the 6 cylinder engine standard and just not mention the number of cylinders...
  • dantes_inferno: >there are non-petroleum plastics out there The asphalt roadways vehicles rely on are petroleum...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Jo Borras
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber