Exclusive: Klaus Busse on Fiat and Alfa’s future

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On whirlwind tour of Turin in June, Car Design News made time for an exclusive chat with Klaus Busse, head of design for Fiat, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Lancia on what’s next for the group’s key brands.

Meeting at the FCA Group’s Centro Stile design studio, Busse is in a fine mood and quick to talk up his team’s well-received 2019 Geneva concepts, the Alfa Tonale and Fiat Centoventi. “These cars both reflect Italian design, but in their own way,” Busse begins. “With the Tonale you can see our belief in hand sculpture and modelling in a time of digital and virtual reality (which we also use). The symbiosis between modeller and designer is very apparent. Respecting where we come from but interpreting it for the future.

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