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Head of design at Cadillac Buick is to rejoin Vauxhall; part of his brief will be to build joint strategies between Stateside and Europe
Darren Moss
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27 June 2013

Mark Adams is leaving his position of head of design at Cadillac and returning to Vauxhall.

Adams is charged with establishing a better design connection between GM’s Vauxhall and Buick brands. Vauxhall says that with his repatriation Adams will be building joint strategies across the two marques.

One of his first jobs will be making sure the newly facelifted Insignia — which goes on sale in September — is as much of a success as the old model, which won European Car of the Year in 2009.

Adams moved to his previous position as Director of Global Cadillac Buick Design in August last year from Vauxhall, where he was vice president of design for GM Europe. 

While at Vauxhall Adams created the GM Europe Design Centre in Russelsheim and was responisble for designing cars across GM’s Vauxhall,  Saab and Saturn brands. Before joining Vauxhall he held senior design positions with Ford.

Part of Adams' portfolio includes the Adam, Ampera and Astra GTC. While at Cadillac the design he has become most famous for is the CTS saloon.

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businessman 30 June 2013

great design

I just hope he sorts their messy interiors out - all those little black buttons are not very attractive to look at - simplicity is the key to a harmonious interior

sirwiggum 28 June 2013

If the rumours are correct,

If the rumours are correct, he could be designing the next DS range and 308.....

Andrew Lee 27 June 2013

Adams to blame for Adam?

'One of the best looking cars to wear the Vauxhall badge for decades' - really, martin_66? If that's the case, why have I seen ONE Adam in Central London since its launch? (And that was a Vauxhall promo car). Astra GTC and Ampera, yes! 

martin_66 28 June 2013

Yes, really

Andrew Lee wrote:

'One of the best looking cars to wear the Vauxhall badge for decades' - really, martin_66? If that's the case, why have I seen ONE Adam in Central London since its launch? (And that was a Vauxhall promo car). Astra GTC and Ampera, yes! 

Normally I hate anything from Vauxhall, they have been so bland and forgettable for so long, but the current range is really good, the Adam included.  It's definitely one of the best looking small cars around at the moment.  I haven't seen a single Lamborghini Aventador since it went on sale, I suppose it must be utter sh!te, by your logic!

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