Volvo’s ‘thoughtful’ approach lands new US design lead

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Car Design News caught up with Nick Gronenthal who recently took on a senior design role at Volvo Car USA

Volvo Cars’ US division has formally revealed a new head of design, Nick Gronenthal, who joins from senior creative roles at Canoo and Faraday Future prior.

He brings a broad range of experience to the table as Volvo pushes further into premium electric vehicle territory – punctuated by the recent reveal of the EX90. Before his stints at the two start-ups, Gronenthal had spent nearly a decade at BMW Designworks, most recently as lead designer in 2015. A graduate of ArtCenter College of Design, he first found roles at Volkswagen and Chrysler before joining the ranks at Designworks in August 2004.

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