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Ex-BMW performance car developer promoted at Hyundai Motor Group

All News 15:16 January 05, 2018

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Group said Friday it has promoted a former BMW high-performance car developer to the post of president, a move that underscores the South Korean carmaker's focus on developing high-end models.

Albert Biermann, 60, has been in charge of the development of top-of-the-line vehicles at Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, the two flagship units of the world's fifth-biggest carmaker.

Biermann joined Hyundai Motor Group in 2015 to improve performance capabilities of vehicles made by Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors.

Hyundai Motor Group has hired ex-BMW designer Peter Schreyer and other foreign experts who worked for the world's leading carmakers as the Korean automaking group has been pushing to compete with global premium brands, such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

Albert Biermann (Yonhap)

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