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Martin Smith

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Martin Smith is an automobile designer active in the 1990s and 2000s.

Born in 1949 in Sheffield, England, Smith attended King Edward VII School (photo). He graduated in Engineering from the University of Liverpool and has a Masters degree in Design from the Royal College of Art in London.

He began at Porsche in 1973 and moved to Audi in 1977, where he designed the original Audi Quattro. He later worked with J Mays on the Audi Avus concept car and developed the Audi TT's interior. He was Director of Design for Opel/Vauxhall from 1997, working on the Opel Speedster, Astra, Insignia concept and Vauxhall VX Lightning.

He was appointed as Executive Director of Design at Ford Europe in July 2004.

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