WELCOME PHIL SIMMONS

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16 August 2018

Great design is one of the foundations of HAVAL.

After an extensive global search, HAVAL Motors has appointed Phil Simmons as their new global Design Director and VP.

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Phil was previously the Studio Director for Land Rover Exterior Design where he led the creation of the 2018 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, 2017 Range Rover Velar and 2016 Range Rover Evoque, Discovery and Discovery Sport.

“This is one of the most important and exciting appointments at HAVAL”

Born in England, Phil has over 30 years of automotive design expertise including a number of years at Ford and will be leading the design studio at HAVAL’s headquarters in Baoding, as well as the advanced design studio in Shanghai.

His role is to build a world-class design team and create the unique design of all HAVAL models and strengthen the brand’s position in the SUV segment on the world stage.

This is one of the most important and exciting appointments at HAVAL and reinforces the company’s desire to bring in the very best talent from around the world to create the world’s best SUVs and further evidence that HAVAL is moving forward, fast.

HAVAL is a specialist manufacturer of premium SUVs and is the No.1 SUV brand in the world’s largest automotive market and has been for the past 15 years. In 2017 Brand Finance valued HAVAL as the "world's most powerful SUV brand" ahead of Jeep and Land Rover. With over 5 million customers, last year HAVAL was the world’s 10th largest SUV manufacturer outselling Mercedes, BMW and Mitsubishi SUVs. Our success is due to a combination of commitment, passion and listening to our customers. We utilise the best features, safety and technologies from around the globe to produce world class SUVs.

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