Phil Simmons, Land Rover’s former studio director of exterior design has moved to Great Wall Motors where he will serve as Design Director and Vice President of the Haval brand.
Automotive News China reports that Simmons will lead the design studio at Haval’s headquarters in Baoding, China.
Simmons hails from the UK and has over 30 years of experience in automotive design. During his stint at Land Rover, he was responsible for the design of the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar, and Evoque models. He has also previously served at the Ford Motor Company.
GWM’s Haval was established in 2013 and is China’s largest manufacturer of SUVs. Locally, Haval distributor GoAuto retails the Haval H1 and H2 SUV models.