Walter de Silva says goodbye to Volkswagen

Walter de Silva leaves the Volkswagen Group, leaving vacant his dual role as Director of Design and chairman of Italdesign Giugiaro. At the moment it is unknown if it has sealed an agreement with another manufacturer.


Dince the outbreak of the so-called dieselgate, the article relating to the Volkswagen group follow one after another in an uninterrupted manner. Walter de Silva had assumed the leadership of the Italdesign Giugiaro just two months, after the own Giorgetto Giugiaro were to retire, leaving vacant the chair of honour.

But little has gone Walter de Silva in his new position, as it has expressed its willingness to close a stage that began over 40 years ago in the Centro Stile Fiat and continued since 1999 within the Volkswagen group. Despite the fact that the Volkswagen Group has still not pronounced officially, the father of the Alfa Romeo 156, will leave his dual role as head of the design centre of the Volkswagen Group and chairman of Italdesign Giugiaro.

The publication asserts that by the time Silva has not sealed any agreement with another manufacturer, while his successor at the helm of the department of design would be Filippo Perini, at the same time that Jörn Astalosch what would happen in Italdesign.