A former Ford Motor Co. designer, Kenneth G. Grant Jr. is suing China’s Chery Automobile and Malcolm Bricklin’s Visionary Vehicles for breach of contract and unspecified damages.
Grant, a lead designer on the Mustang and Thunderbird when he worked for the Ford Motor Co. during the 1990s, before leaving to become a design consultant, said he was recruited earlier this year by the Chery and Visionary Vehicles joint venture to set up a design studio in the
In addition, Grant, with help from Chery/Visonary, established a
However, on Sept. 6, Visionary Vehicles announced to Grant that Chery was canceling its plan for the
Bricklin confirmed this week that Visionary Vehicle’s partnership with Chery had ended.