Kia adds luxury nous with new exterior design hire

John Buckingham Kia Next Design Exterior Head

Kia has brought in John Buckingham who brings experience from Bentley, BMW and Faraday Future 

John Buckingham has been announced as the head of the Kia Next Design Exterior Group where he will lead the brand’s exterior design activities. 

Kia has been slowly but surely edging itself into premium carmaker territory, as evidenced by recent models like the EV9, a slick full-size electric SUV. Buckingham clearly brings the right kind of experience to the table as that move continues, having spent almost his entire career at either premium or hyper-luxury marques. 

Buckingham has…

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