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Peugeot Design Director is Officially a Design Hero!

Added: 15 May 2019

Everyone at Day’s Peugeot has been very excited to hear the news that Gilles Vidal, Peugeot’s Design Director, has won the prestigious ‘Design Hero 2019’ prize at the 2019 Autocar Awards.

Vidal has been recognised for his work in reviving Peugeot’s design style. He worked on the award-winning Peugeot SUV range, designing the 3008 and 5008 SUVs - the latter an ambitious project as the model transitioned from an MPV to an SUV.

“The range is now one of the industry’s best-looking, and its designs keep getting better”, said Mark Tisshaw, Editor of Autocar.

“In the past year our winner’s 508 Fastback has been given a strong, much-needed renaissance and his soon-to-launch 208 looks like one of the best proportioned superminis of recent times.”

Vidal also led the design of the E-Legend concept car, unveiled at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The fully electric concept car not only showcases Peugeot’s future design direction, but also the brand’s electric ambitions, as Peugeot recently committed to providing electrified versions of every model across its line-up by 2023.

David Peel, Managing Director of Peugeot UK said, “We are all very proud of the work of Gilles and his team. Our three product pillars are: instinctive driving experience, uncompromising quality and sharp design, which our team of Designers and Engineers work incredibly hard to achieve, so Gilles’ recognition at the Autocar Awards is just reward for the work he has done.”

If you would like to find out more about the impressive Peugeot range, why not head to your nearest Day’s Peugeot branch? We’ll be very happy to help you find your next car.

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