Designer profile: Simon Humphries, head of design, Toyota

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Two years in at the top job, Car Design News chats to Simon Humphries, head of design for Toyota and Lexus

Quietly-spoken Brit Simon Humphries has been in charge of the look, feel and function of circa ten million new cars a year at Toyota and Lexus for the last two years. Effectively taking the top job from Tokuo Fukuichi in January 2018, the Chester-born 52-year old now has arguably one of the toughest jobs in car design and at a time of massive change, as evidenced by the 14 or so diverse concept vehicles Toyota unveiled at late 2019’s Tokyo motor show, from robots to electric delivery pods and people movers.

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