former chief designer of Volvo and Mercedes-Benz Steve Mattin will be the chief designer of Russia's largest producer of cars "AvtoVAZ", reports the words of President Igor Komarov auto giant agency "RIA Novosti". "With Steve signed a contract, and on October 1, he gets to work," - said Komarov. He noted that he met with Mattin six months ago at the Geneva Motor Show. Head "AvtoVAZ" reported that the contract with the foreign designer signed for three years with an extension option. Earlier Mattin 17 years worked at Mercedes, where he developed the exterior design of cars A-class, S-class (design 1998), etc. From 2005 to 2009, Mattin was vice president of design, Volvo Car, participated in the creation of models such as the S-60, V-60 and XC-60. Asked how the Russian company reached an agreement with Mattin, Komarov said that this helped his partner - the French company Renault. In the words of the head of the newfound design direction, "on the" AvtoVAZ "he starts to shape the brand, culture and strategy."