Designer interview: Luc Donckerwolke on wheel design


Luc Donckerwolke is now the president of Hyundai Motor Group, where he will continue to work on one of his big passions, wheels

Luc Donckerwolke has headed up design at the Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) for several years, proving so successful that he has now been appointed president of the group. It’s a significant step in a career that also includes design director at Volkswagen Group brands Bentley, Lamborghini, and Seat as well as designer of the original Skoda Fabia and the iconic Audi A2.

“I am very honoured by this new responsibility,” says Donckerwolke. “I would like to thank the Group for the trust it has shown in me, and I recognise the Hyundai, Kia and Genesis design teams for their consistently outstanding performance. We have together challenged the status quo and we will continue to promote a creative, challenging, and positive attitude within our Group.”

His new responsibility comes in the same year that he was voted World Car Person of the Year 2022, an award he sees as recognition for the hard work of the whole design team and the vision of the company.

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