GM’s Sangyup Lee – the exterior designer of the 2010 Camaro – has received a promotion! Unfortunately for GM fans, the South Korean-born designer has left The General and accepted a position as chief exterior designer at VW.
Besides the 2010 Camaro, Sangyup was the exterior designer for the 50th Anniversary Stingray Concept and Buick Velite. He also worked on the C6 Corvette.
The GM Authority Take
Some GM enthusiasts are concerned about GM’s inability to retain this kind of talent within the company. If Sangyup asked for an increase in compensation, we’re sure you can understand that the matter can become real “sticky” very fast, with the American taxpayer keeping GM alive and all. For GM’s sake, we hope management is making the right decisions while keeping the long-term horizon in sight. Be that as it may, we’re sure many a GM fan will gladly thank Sangyup for all his work at General Motors and wish him only the best in whatever he decides to do at VW and beyond.
More than anything, this makes us further appreciate the international nature of the 2010 Camaro: it rides on an Australian-engineered platform (GM Zeta), was designed by a Korean designer, and is built in Canada (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada).[Source: Car Design News via Autoblog]