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GILLES VIDAL JOINS GROUPE RENAULT

29/07/2020
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  • Gilles Vidal will join the Group's Design team starting November 2020
  • He will report to Laurens van den Acker, EVP, Corporate Design and member of Groupe Renault’s Executive Committee
  • He joins with many years’ experience from the PSA Group, most recently as Design Director of the Peugeot brand

Groupe Renault today announces that Gilles Vidal will join the Group's Design team starting November 2020. He will report to Laurens van den Acker, EVP, Corporate Design and member of Groupe Renault’s Executive Committee.

Laurens van den Acker said: "We are thrilled to welcome Gilles Vidal into our team. Gilles has an intimate knowledge of creating strong and attractive design-led brands. His widely recognized experience, his sense of innovation and passion for design will be great assets for Groupe Renault. Gilles has been an inspiration for many, and I’m looking forward to work with him to meet the challenges of tomorrow's mobility.”

Gilles Vidal, 48, has been Design Director of the Peugeot brand since 2010. Under his impetus, the brand has renewed its identity, with an upscale positioning reflected in cars such as 3008 and 508. Within the PSA Group, he was also in charge of User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) developments and the creation of the Peugeot Design Lab agency.

Gilles Vidal has spent his entire career with the PSA Group. He started in 1996 at Citroën, successively in exterior and interior design, then as manager of the Citroën C4 and C4 Picasso. He was then entrusted with the production of Citroën concept cars and responsibility for advanced design, before joining the Peugeot brand in 2009.

Gilles Vidal is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Vevey, Switzerland.

ENDS

About Groupe Renault
Groupe Renault, which has manufactured cars since 1898, is an international group operating in 134 countries. In 2019, it sold nearly 3.8 million vehicles. Worldwide, the group employs more than 180,000 people and has 40 manufacturing sites and 12,700 points of sale. To address the major technological challenges of the future and continue to pursue its profitable growth strategy, Groupe Renault focuses on international expansion. To do this it builds on the synergies between its five brands (Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA), the electric vehicle, and its unique alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors. With a 100% Renault owned team committed to the Formula 1 World Championship since 2016, the brand is involved in motorsports to boost innovation and name recognition.

In the UK, Groupe Renault UK has nearly 150 dealers selling the range of Renault cars, LCVs and Dacia. Groupe Renault UK sales totalled 109,952 vehicles in 2019.

For further information, please visit www.press.renault.co.uk or @RenaultUKPR or contact:

Matthew Bendall
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Brand Affairs Manager
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