Currently reading: Former Bentley design boss Luc Donckerwolke moves to Hyundai
Ex-Bentley design boss is in line to replace Peter Schreyer as head of Hyundai and Kia design
Darren Moss
1 min read
17 June 2015

Former Bentley design boss Luc Donckerwolke is being lined up to replace Peter Schreyer at Hyundai and Kia, according to a new report.

Donckerwolke left his previous post as director of design at Bentley earlier this month, to be replaced by Stefan Sielaff.

While Hyundai and Kia have yet to confirm his appointment, Automotive News Europe reports that Donckerwolke will now move to Korea following a transition period, ready to take over from Schreyer when he retires in two years' time.

Donckerwolke’s design credits include the Lamborghini Gallardo and Murciélago, and the Audi R8 Le Mans prototype racer. Work on the upcoming Bentley Bentayga will also have been at an advanced stage by the time of Donckerwolke's departure.

Originally appointed at Bentley in 2012, Donckerwolke has previously worked at Lamborghini and Seat. He joined the VW Group in 1992, working at Audi.

Schreyer, meanwhile, was responsible for the original Audi TT, though his more recent credits include the Kia K9 and Hyundai Tucson.

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17 June 2015
While Peter Schreyer has done some great work for the Koreans, if not necessarily memorable work when compared to Giugario for instance, Donckerwolke seems to only have a history of repeating themes in a company's history to make Russian doll-style cars and nothing truly innovative. This could be down to pressure from VW which, if that is the case, could mean we see some creativity finally flow from his pen. If, on the other hand, this is his M.O. then say hello to the Koreans being stuck in a rut for the next 10-15 years.

17 June 2015
that Gallardo for instance - dead boring. OK it's the biggest selling Lambo ever - but that's obviously nothing to do with the derivative Russian-doll styling. Compared to the ground-breaking and iconic Hyundais and Kias Shreyer has produced such as the - sorry what were we talking about?

17 June 2015
Probably seen his new company car!

17 June 2015
Kia / Hyundai strikes again and the Volkswagen Group loses another design figure. Not that it would make much difference. Any designer can keep churning out copies of the copies.

18 June 2015
Is this his old Bentley polo neck or his new Hyundai/Kia polo neck?

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