Volvo has hired Mercedes-Benz veteran Steve Mattin to head its design team.
Mattin, 41, spent 17 years with DaimlerChrysler, primarily at Mercedes. He played a key role in the design of the current Mercedes S-class, E-class and A-class cars.
Mattins task is to establish a design that will move Volvo forward from the work of Peter Horbury, who led design at the carmaker for more than a decade. Horbury is North American design director of Volvo parent Ford Motor Co.