Shiro Nakamura hangs up his pen after 17 years at Nissan…
His decision to step aside has triggered a design focus reshuffle at Nissan, the latest changes for the manufacturer following the recent purchase of Mitsubishi and the formation of a new commercial vehicle division with partners Renault.
Nissan telling us the changes in the design team will see a new generation of stylists come on board, all with fresh ideas.
One of the new members of the Nissan design team is the former head of design at BMW – Karim Habib.
“Karim has an impressive track record in automotive design,”
“He brings unique design skills that will accelerate Infiniti’s progress toward the goal of capturing and expanding our share in the global luxury market.”
While Alfonso Albaisa, currently the head of Infiniti design, has been promoted to senior vice president of global design for all of Nissan Motor Co.