Skoda has brought over Chan Park who will serve as the new head of interior/HMI design

While there is no official release as yet, Car Design News can report that Chan Park has been appointed as head of interior/HMI design at Skoda. The Royal College of Art alumnus will move over from Munich where he has been Nio’s chief interior designer for the last three years or so. 

Chan brings experience from a handful of big brands including Audi, Kia and Mercedes-Benz – all in Germany – as well as with Pininfarina in Turin earlier in this career. One of his most recent projects was the Nio ET9 ‘landjet’, a luxury four-seater saloon. 

In his new gig at Skoda, Park will be splitting his time between Mladá Boleslav and the brand’s new studio in Prague, reporting directly to head of design Oliver Stefani

Park told Car Design News that he is looking forward to working on the brand’s “progressive design development” and feels that the experience gained at EV-maker Nio should help him play ”a vital role at Skoda and the VW Group.” 

It is unclear what this means for incumbent head of interior and UX/UI at Skoda, Peter Olah, but we have reason to believe he may also be moving to a new position either within the Volkswagen group or elsewhere.