BMW Designer Christopher Chapman Moves to Hyundai

The Korean automakers have found a way to appeal to American consumers a lot more in recent years, and a big part of this has to do with better designs. Kia has that cool front end, while Hyundai is more about flowing lines and interesting headlights.
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Back in 2006, Kia snagged Audi’s Peter Schreyer and never looked back since, and now Hyundai has announced that they’ve snagged BMW man Christopher Chapman, who has been named chief designer of the Hyundai Design Center located in Irvine, California.

“Christopher Chapman is an outstanding addition to the design team at HATCI,” said John Krafcik, president and chief executive officer, Hyundai Motor America. “We are proud to add such a talented individual to lead the team of dedicated designers at HATCI that will continue to develop innovative vehicles for both the United States and global auto markets.”
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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