FRANKFURT -- Mitsubishi Motors named former Volkswagen Group executive Jorge Diez as its new head of European design.
Diez will also lead research and design operations in Europe, Mitsubishi said in a statement.
After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, Diez spent 18 years at Volkswagen Group, where he worked as head of exterior design at Seat and head of the automotive department at Audi Konzept Design Munich.
Diez helped to design key models for both brands including the Seat Leon compact car and 20V20 concept, as well as the Audi A7 and Audi TT.
Diez will be based at Mitsubishi's design headquarters near Frankfurt, Germany.