Resurrected German automaker Borgward Group AG continues to strengthen its team, attracting a designer from Kia and two engineers from Daimler.
Earlier this year, the Chinese-backed brand announced that former MINI designer Anders Warming would take up a board of management position for design at the start of 2017.
But now Borgward has announced that David Napoléon Genot will join the design team in Renningen near the company's headquarters in Stuttgart. The 37-year-old former Kia designer will serve as the executive design director of Europe.
Genot has worked in the design studios of Audi, Renault, Seat, Hyundai and Kia, with his most notable recent contributions including work on the Pro-Cee'd (2010), Sportage (2015) and GT Concept (2011).
Germans Tilo Schweers and Florian Herbold, meanwhile, have been added to the automaker's engineering team. Both come with extensive experience gained with Daimler.
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