The Renault Group has announced that Gilles Vidal will be joining the French company’s design team at the start of November 2020. Vidal leaves his position as design director at Peugeot to take on this role.
Vidal began his career in 1996 at Citroën in the interior and exterior design departments, after which he managed the design of the C4 and C4 Picasso. Before joining the Peugeot brand in 2010, he was entrusted with concept car and advanced design for Citroën.
Vidal renewed Peugeot’s identity with cars such as the 3008 and 508. He also had a hand in developing PSA’s user experience and interface via the Peugeot Design Lab agency.
He will be reporting to Renault Group’s EVP of corporate design, Laurens van den Acker, who expresses high admiration for Vidal’s previous work and shows confidence in his abilities to help Renault tackle the “challenges of tomorrow’s mobility.”