The Chief Design Officer of Stellantis, Jean-Pierre Ploué, will personally supervise Lancia’s design from the Turin design centre. The news, anticipated last month by Auto&Design, has now been confirmed in an official group statement. According to the manufacturer, Jean-Pierre Ploué will count on a lean and focused team, rallied around young talented designers. “Lancia renaissance is a truly exciting challenge. Lancia is an iconic brand, which will be restored to its central historical position in Europe, leveraging on its huge potential”, said the French designer.

“I want to welcome Jean-Pierre Ploué. I am very honored we can leverage on such a diverse team of professionals to work together for the success of Lancia”, said Luca Napolitano, Lancia Chief Executive Officer.