Mindt will take up his new submit at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe, England, on March 1, main a workforce of about 50 designers. He’ll report back to Matthias Rabe, Bentley’s head of engineering.
VW Group’s design chief, Klaus Zycoria, mentioned within the assertion that Mindt would “play a vital function in shaping the way forward for Bentley.”
Mindt’s appointment at Bentley follows VW Group’s resolution to transfer oversight of Bentley to Audi from Porsche beginning March 1. The purpose of the transfer is to spice up synergies between Audi and Bentley. VW Group owns all three premium manufacturers.
Bentley will use VW Group’s PPE premium electric architecture, engineered by Audi, beginning in 2025, giving Mindt a head begin in creating Bentley’s first full-electric mannequin, due mid-decade. Bentley has mentioned it could drop internal combustion engines from its cars by 2030.
Media experiences say Mindt’s predecessor, Sielaff, has joined Geely Group, taking on Peter Horbury’s function as head of design. Geely didn’t verify the appointment, saying that Horbury stays senior vp of design for the group.