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The most successful auto designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro, is leaving the company that bears his name

Italdesign Giugiaro without Giugiaro? It is possible. Giorgetto Giugiaro, the great Italian designer, sold the latest shares he have they have to Audi. He founded Italdesign Giugiaro in 1968 and was acquired by the the German car manufacturer in 2010.

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Surprising news today from the top of the automotive industry. Giorgetto Giugiaro, one of the most influential people in the car design world, has left the company that bears his name, Italdesign Giugiaro, will dedicate their time and activity personal projects”. Giugiaro, aged 76, is the man whose hands were out, inter alia, the first generation Volkswagen Golf, the first Volkswagen Passat, Alfa Romeo Brera, Audi 80, BMW M1, Fiat Panda and Punto original concept Mustang, the first Seat Giorgetto Giugiaro 19. Ibiza and Renault in 2000 was named auto designer of the 20th century.

Giugiaro‘s departure from the company he founded in 1968 comes five years after he bought Italdesign Giugiaro Audi, acquiring 90.1% of shares. At the time, Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio, they were 9.1% of the shares, but they were all sold by Audi last few days, June 28, 2015.

Giorgetto Giugiaro‘s departure will not affect the company’s development, which is on the rise in terms of business growth,” it said in a press release Italdesign Giugiaro offered. According to information provided by the company Italdesign Giugiaro hired in 2010 until today about 250 people in addition to those coming towards the acquisition of Volkswagen Group.

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