Mazda6, Miata Interior Designer Will Lead Mazda Design in US

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole

Julien Montousse, the man who designed the interiors of the new Miata and Mazda6 for Mazda, and the last-generation Camaro for General Motors, will lead the automaker’s California design team, Mazda announced Tuesday.

Montousse takes over for Derek Jenkins, who left the company in July for a “stealth project” according to Automotive News, who cited Jenkins’ LinkedIn page.

Montousse will be responsible for designing new cars for Mazda, including the next-generation Mazda3 — and then adapting that language into a whole range of crossovers that will eventually spawn from it.

Before joining Mazda in 2009 as design manager, Montousse was at General Motors for seven years as a designer, according to his LinkedIn profile.


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