Chief designer for Audi, Wolfgang Egger, will leave the company to work for VW-owned Italdesign Giugiaro, according to industry media reports
6 December 2013

Audi design boss Wolfgang Egger could be about to leave the company to work at Italdesign Giugiaro, according to  media reports.

German industry magazine Automobilwoche is reporting that Egger will leave Audi to work for the Turin-based design house, which is a subsiduary of the VW Group. 

Egger, who has been head of design for the Audi and Lamborghini brands since 2007, will likely be succeeded by Marc Lichte, whose design credits include the current Mk7 Volkswagen Golf. Egger has previously held positions with Alfa Romeo and Lancia.

The move follows the announcement that another Audi designer, Achim Badstübner, will leave the brand to join Mercedes-Benz in the new year.

Arumn Audi spokesman told Autocar: "We do not comment on speculation or conjecture about individuals."

Italdesign Giugiaro was bought by the VW Group in 2010, with its recent creations including the Lamborghini Gallardo-based Parcour 4x4

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6 December 2013
Not really that big of a jump, then.

 

 

6 December 2013
...as being ferried on the company tender to the smaller but more luxurious corporate yacht.

6 December 2013
You mean someone actually designed the Mk7 Golf? I thought they just used a photcopier ;-)

6 December 2013
[quote=hardshoulder]You mean someone actually designed the Mk7 Golf? I thought they just used a photcopier ;-)[/quote] Isn't Golf VII one of the best looking cars on the market - perfectly proportioned , with intelligent and precise details ? Puts contemporary Mercs and BMWs to shame ? And makes Golf VI look like a rough draft.

6 December 2013
It did occur to me at first that a new head of design at Audi might bring on some cars that look slightly different, but then my heart sank at the bit about Marc Lichte being his replacement, so I guess we probably won't get anything much different to the current range. Pity. Audi and VW designers appear to be masters at using a photocopier or Photoshop to create bigger or smaller copies of the same car in vast numbers of variations - all so boring however good they may be individually.


Enjoying a Fabia VRs - affordable performance

6 December 2013
The latest Audi A3 sportback looks terrible on the road. The Seat is looking the best out of this VW crop in this segment externally.

7 December 2013
must be bored to death! Sorry. Couldn't help it. But VW Group's recent design has been so markedly sterile, totally devoid of flair and utterly predictable.

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