Tobias Sühlmann is Bentley new Director of Design

From the official Press Launch:

Sühlmann has been promoted from his place as Head of Exterior Design at Bentley, having joined the posh marque in October 2021.

2017 Volkswagen Arteon Design Sketch by Tobias Suehlmann

Above: Volkswagen Arteon – design sketch by Tobias Sühlmann

With a 20 12 months profession in automotive design, Sühlmann has held senior design positions at McLaren, Aston Martin, Bugatti and Volkswagen’s Potsdam Design Centre which he joined in 2005 earlier than transferring to Volkswagen Design in Wolfsburg in 2007. Right here he labored on the Passat, Arteon and Touareg in addition to totally different Showcars.

New Bentley Design Director Tobias Suhlmann

He was instrumental within the design of the Bentley Batur, working underneath the course of Andreas Mindt. Batur embodies the beginning of a design revolution at Bentley, showcasing a brand new design DNA that can finally information the design of Bentley’s future vary of battery electrical autos.

Working at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe, UK, Sühlmann will lead a group of roughly 50 design consultants with accountability for the outside, inside and color and trim design for the complete present and future Bentley product portfolio, idea and showcars.

Sühlmann will report on to Dr. Matthias Rabe, Bentley’s Board Member for Analysis and Improvement.

Official Statements

Commenting on his new function, Sühlmann stated: “We’re at present reimagining our design language at Bentley and so having the accountability to steer this, working intently with all my colleagues, is a privilege. Collectively, we look ahead to taking Bentley to a brand new course and ensuring modern-day Bentley’s are potent, inspirational and harmonious.”             

New Bentley Design Director Tobias Suhlmann

Rabe feedback: “Tobias has made a really vital, constructive impression since becoming a member of us in 2021 in what was, and nonetheless is, a essential, but thrilling time for the enterprise as we speed up our journey to full electrification by 2030. His earlier experiences from luxurious automotive, mixed with a robust understanding of the Bentley model and the Volkswagen Group means he’s completely positioned to allow us to realize our future ambitions because the chief in sustainable luxurious mobility.

“We wish you to hitch us thanking Andreas for his vital influence on the longer term product design throughout his time at Bentley, and in wishing each him and Tobias each success of their new roles.”             

(Supply: Bentley)