Daimler Buys Carlsbad Design Center

by The Editors on May 21, 2008

In early March when Chrysler’s new owner Cerberus Captital Management LP announced that they were closing the Carlsbad-based Pacifica Advance Design Center we were kind of bummed for all the talented auto designers who worked there.

Now, we learn that Daimler AG, the owner of Mercedes (and former owner of Chrysler) recently purchased the design center for $7 million.

The German car-maker will take over the Chrysler Pacifica Advance Design Center in Carlsbad, California, within weeks, and in turn will close its own design centre in Irvine, California, the report said.

This means that we’ll see some new “Carlsbad inspired” auto designs coming from Mercedes (and maybe even some prototypes sneaking around town.

[Link: Forbes]

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