Nissan poaches Lincoln designer David Woodhouse
But can he make this Infiniti Q60 look better? Because it’s gorgeous.
Lincoln must be doing something right with its design as David Woodhouse, design director, has jumped ship for Nissan, which is in a little design renaissance of its own. Woodhouse will lead all Nissan and Infiniti design in North America; he will also serve on the company’s Global Nissan Design Management Committee.
“As we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Nissan Design America, I am pleased that David Woodhouse will be leading and inspiring our talented team in San Diego,” said Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president, global design, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. “David’s talent, leadership and vision will ensure that NDA shapes an exciting future for the Infiniti and Nissan brands, as well as groundbreaking user experience concepts for our customers for years to come.”
Woodhouse has been in the design game for more than 25 years with Mini, Cadillac, Range Rover, BMW and Lincoln. He most recently penned the Lincoln Aviator, a stunning crossover that goes as good as it looks, with the top version housing a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 making 470 hp and 610 lb-ft of torque.
According to Lincoln, “Woodhouse’s credits include the Ford Shelby GR1, Ford Airstream, Ford Reflex, Lincoln Continental Concept, Lincoln Mk9 Coupe, Lincoln Aviator Concept , Cadillac Imaj Concept and Land Rover Freelander.”
We’ve reached out for a comment from Woodhouse on the move, but since he’s not officially on board until July 1, he’s not contactable until next month.
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