Future Ford Models Could Have Euro Flavour; Here’s Why

Moray Callum, one of the most influential design leaders in the auto industry, is about to retire following a 38-year career, more than half of which was with Ford as the company’s vice president of design for Ford and Lincoln brand vehicles worldwide.

He will officially depart on May 1st.

A native of Scotland, and the younger brother of long-time Jaguar head of design Ian Callum, he is responsible for products like the 2006 Mazda MX-5 and 2007 CX-7 (from the time Mazda was part of the Ford family), as well as the 1999 Super Duty trucks, 2011 Explorer, 2015 Mustang and F-150 as well as the modern-day GT

Photo: Ford

He and his team also penned the new 2021 F-150, Mustang Mach-E, Bronco and Bronco Sport, while developing the refined design language for Lincoln’s latest models.

Callum will be replaced by Anthony Lo, who started at Lotus in England then Mercedes-Benz in Japan and Audi in Germany before joining General Motors Europe where he oversaw Saab, Opel and Vauxhall projects. 

Photo: Ford

More recently, Lo was the vice president of exterior design for Renault. He helped shape award-winning concept cars such as the Dezir, Captur, Frendzy and Trezor, implementing the strategy in Renault’s all-new global lineup of cars and SUVs.

A one-month transition with Callum will ease Lo into his new role, but expect him to quickly establish his vision at Ford. Will future products from the Blue Oval have a more European flavour? It could be the case, especially as the company shifts to global vehicles and electrification. This will definitely be interesting to watch.

Watch: 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition

Share on Facebook

More on the subject

NewsFord F-150 Once Again the Sales King in Canada
While the COVID-19 pandemic is profoundly affecting the auto industry, one thing remains the same: Ford and its F-150 continue to top sales charts. For the 12th year in a row, the Blue Oval brand has sold more vehicles than any other in the country—232,401 units to be exact. Fewer …
First Drives2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: Good Pony, Bad Name
Have you ever met someone whose name didn’t really fit with what their image or profession? Like a literature professor named Coco or a little baby boy named Elvis? The same thing happened with the all-new Ford Mustang Mach-E . The people at the Blue Oval love their pony car …
First Drives2021 Ford Bronco Sport: Macadam Cowboy
While reviving the legendary Bronco following a quarter-century of inaction, Ford decided to make the most of it by developing a whole brand around the rugged four-wheeler. One solution was to create a smaller, more urban-oriented variant called Bronco Sport . But let’s be perfectly clear right away: the “baby …
News2021 Ford Bronco Deliveries Have Just Been Pushed Back
Can’t wait to get your hands on that shiny new 2021 Ford Bronco you pre-ordered a few months ago? Bad news: deliveries will be delayed. While the first customers were set to take delivery of their Bronco in the spring, a Ford spokesman has just confirmed to Roadshow that they …
ElectricFord Doubles Down on EV Investments, Accelerates Plans
During a conference call with the media to detail its financial results for 2020, Ford said it lost $1.3 billion USD ($1.6 billion CAD) last year, marking its first full-year loss since 2008. However, what we’re particularly interested in are the investments planned for the next few years. New Ford …
Comments