The Head Of Interior Engineering for Volvo, Anders Bell, has left the Swedish company to come stateside to Tesla. Bell was responsible for the interiors of the new XC90, S90, and V90 models. According to his LinkedIn profile, Bell left Göteborg earlier this month to move to Palo Alto, as reported by Jalopnik.
At Volvo, Anders Bell was responsible for:
Functional areas such as instrument panel, centre console, all interior surface materials, air bags, seat belts, cargo restraints, front and rear seat systems, door panels, overhead system, luggage trim, interior light, interior soft and hard trim.
Tesla has come under fire in recent months due to poor quality control and research and development. Customers have complained of misaligned trim pieces, rattling of plastic parts, loose cabling, and overall poor construction.
With the interiors of these new Volvo’s being so highly praised both by journalists and myself, I can’t wait to see what Bell does with Tesla. It is reported that he will work to fix the Model S and future Model 3 cars in the meantime, and future Tesla models in the future.
Take a look at the interiors from the S90, V90, and XC90, and imagine what the future for Tesla looks like.