PSA has appointed Christian Müller as Powertrain & Chassis Engineering head, effective 1 August, reporting to EVP Research & Development, Nicolas Morel.

Müller, current Opel R&D chief, succeeds Alain Raposo, who has served in the position since May, 2018.

Raposo has chosen to leave PSA voluntarily at the end of August, 2020 in order to pursue a personal project.

Marcus Lott, VP Body in White, Equipment & Materials Engineering and an Opel/Vauxhall engineer since 1994, will become the new head for R&D of the German and British brands and member of the managing board of Opel, effective 1 August.

"German Engineering is at the heart of Opel," said PSA managing board member and Opel/Vauxhall CEO, Michael Lohscheller.

"As head of Opel R&D, Christian played a key role in making this visible and tangible for our customers in all of our models, like the current Corsa and future Mokka, which are also available in electric versions.

"With Marcus Lott, we have appointed a highly experienced and recognised engineer as his successor. Marcus has known our company, models and people for almost 30 years now."