Dacia has a new chief designer, coming from Aston Martin

Miles Nürnberger, who is leaving Aston Martin after 13 years, will become Dacia’s new director of design.

Miles Nürnberg is expected to officially take over the position of Dacia Design Director from September 1 this year. He will replace Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, who left Dacia after less than twelve months. His departure was announced in April, but it was not until this week that it became clear that he was heading for the position of Alfa Romeo’s head of design.

However, Mesonero-Romanos managed to participate in the development of the Dacia Bigster concept, the transformation of which into a production model will already be the task of Nürnberger. Let us remind you that the production of the largest SUV of the Romanian brand so far should start in 2025, but until then Dacia promises two more novelties, about which it has not revealed anything yet.

However, their development will take place under the baton of a designer who, during his thirteen years at Aston Martin, participated in the development of the exterior for the first DBX SUV, Valkyrie hypersport or two Lagonda Vision EV electric concepts.

In addition, they worked with their partner Leighanne Earley, who heads Aston Martin’s interior design division, to design the DB11 coupe. Among the latest projects under which Nürnberger is signed, we can name, for example, the unique Victor coupe car or the limited series V12 Speedster, derived from the Vantage model.

Nürnberger joined Aston Martin in 2008, having previously worked for the US premium brand Lincoln between 2000 and 2003 and until 2007 for Citroën and Peugeot. We do not know the reason for his departure from Aston Martin, but comes when the carmaker, led by Tobias Moers, the former head of AMG, is preparing to expand its offer and electrify.