Chris Bangle To Return To Fiat?

Before he set the BMW world on edge with his controversial aesthetics, Chris Bangle had a comfortable post at Fiat, where he designed the Fiat Coupe, a car never sold in North America but regarded as an iconic and revolutionary design.

French auto website Cardisiac is reporting that Bangle, who quit BMW in 2009, may be headed back to Fiat as the brand prepares to expand outside of Europe. With Volkswagen acquiring Italdesign, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is hoping to secure his own supply of design talent before any sort of arms race/buying spree occurs. Fiat’s current lineup is pretty snazzy, but there’s no denying that some of the Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep products could use a looks-related rest to break them out of their current stalemate.

[Source: Autoblog]