Klaus Bischoff started in 1989 with Volkswagen interior design. Since 2007 he is head of design of Volkswagen brand. These are his personal highlights in 2017:
"A new year will begin in just a few days. But before we take a look at the future of mobility, I would like to take some time to look back at 2017 – a year which marked the beginning of a new chapter in the automotive industry.
It is a pleasure and an honour to be responsible for Volkswagen Design at this decisive moment. We in Design are facing challenges for which there are no blueprints. We're back at square one with all manufacturers looking for answers to the same, game-changing question: what will the car of the future look like?
At the same time, design is becoming ever more important for models with a conventional drive system. They are the latest generation of an incredible legacy which mobilised entire nations. One of the most exciting tasks for me as a designer is to create designs in the present which will be realised in both the near and distant future. In this respect, two key moments shaped the past year for me.