Zotye Hires MG Design Chief

Chinese automaker Zotye Automobiles has hired veteran car designer Anthony Williams-Kenny from MG, the British automotive marque currently owned by SAIC Motor Corporation of China.

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Williams-Kenny previously, was the Director of SAIC’s European design center in Longbridge, England and Global Design Director for MG cars. Now Williams-Kenny will lead styling and design for Zotye’s future product line.

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He started his auto design career in 1998 in Mitsubishi Motors Co.’s European design center in Germany. Two years later he joined MG Rover. Williams-Kenny was recruited by SAIC in 2005 as Design Chief for the state-owned Chinese automaker’s Roewe car brand. In 2010, he was made Global Design Director for MG after SAIC fully acquired the iconic British car brand, MG Rover.

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Zotye has also signed a deal with Ford in November last year to form a 5 billion yuan ($730 million) joint venture in Jinhua city. That venture, due to begin production in September 2019, can build up to 100,000 electric vehicles annually at full capacity.

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