Director of Design, Volvo Monitoring Concept Centre
Loczi’s aspiration to become a car designer began when he was around nine or ten years old, when he started drawing cars. At the age of twelve he started carving cars out of wood then painting them. Then he entered the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild, a model car competition sponsored by General Motors Corporation.
After building seven models, one each year, Loczi learned a lot about designing, proportion, painting, craftsmanship, sensitivity and the ability to finish a project. These 1/12 scale models led to a Styling Scholarship with one model and the top National Award winning model with the last car he built.
Before entering the industry, Loczi studied his craft at the Art Centre College of Design.
In 1980, Loczi joined Volkswagon as Design Manager, Michigan Studio. This was the beginning of his international experience. Following Volkswagon, Loczi established his own consulting design company, Loczi Design.
In 1983 Loczi worked as a Consultant to Volvo through Designworks, Chuck Pelly Design, an international design office in California. Loczi then moved to Sweden, with his family, to work with Volvo.
Loczi moved back to California with Volvo’s consultants, Designworks, in 1985. In 1986, when Volvo set up their own studio in California, he was appointed Chief Designer, Volvo Monitoring and Concept Centre.
Since 1986 Loczi has contributed to products such as the Environmental Concept Car (ECC), P2 cars in production today (S80, V70 and S60), and recently, the Safety Concept Car (SCC) shown recently at the Detroit Motor Show.