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Kia hires ex-BMW, Infiniti designer

Kia Motors, sister company to Hyundai Motor, has hired Karim Habib, former designer for BMW and Infiniti, to fill an executive position at its design center.

Karim Habib (Kia Motors)
Karim Habib (Kia Motors)

The Canadian designer built his career at BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti.

At Infiniti, he worked on design projects including the electric vehicle concepts QX Inspiration and Prototype.

Habib will work with Luc Donckerwolke, the former Bentley designer currently in charge of vehicle design for both Kia and Hyundai, the company said.

By Cho Chung-un (