The chief programme engineer for Ford’s all-new Focus has quit.
Jens Ludmann, who has worked at Ford for 10 years, is leaving the company to lead German luxury yacht maker Bavaria Yachtbau.
The new Focus is the first model to be developed under CEO Alan Mulally’s ‘One Ford’ strategy; it will be the firm’s first truly global car, spawning 10 variants from electric cars and MPVs to a third-generation Focus RS.
Ludmann has previously overseen development of the Ford S-Max from concept to launch and the current generation Ford Mondeo.
The new Focus will be sold in 122 countries and has the potential to become one of the biggest-selling Fords in history when production starts next year.