Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos will join the French automaker "to strengthen the design team," the company said Monday. He will start in October, reuniting with his former boss, Luca de Meo, who left VW Group's Spanish brand in January and started as Renault Group CEO this month.
While Porsche's global sales took a hard hit in March and April because of the coronavirus outbreak, the VW Group subsidiary is now seeing a "very strong" recovery. "That gives me cause for optimism," Porsche sales boss Detlev von Platen told Automotive News Europe.
DS CEO Beatrice Foucher says the PSA unit would have a "bigger basket of technology" to choose from and the increased ability to share development costs if the automaker's proposed merger with Fiat Chrysler goes through. She spoke about this and more with Automotive News Europe.