A graduate of the University of Sarajevo with a degree in industrial design, Halilhodžić is currently the newest member of the famous designer team of Ferrari. Before that he was the exterior chief designer for the European styling centre of Mercedes-Benz, based in Germany. He moved to Mercedes-Benz in January 2008 after working for Mitsubishi Motors since 1995; he was previously employed at Volkswagen since 1991.
He was responsible for the styling of the 2004 Mitsubishi Colt, and the concept cars which preceded it: CZ2, CZ3, CZ3 cabriolet, and CZT. He has since penned the Mitsubishi Concept Sportback, and the Mitsubishi Concept X, which presages the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X production car.
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- "Mitsubishi's Lancer Concept Sportsback debuts at the 2007 Melbourne International Motor Show", Mitsubishi Motors Australia press release, 2 March 2007
- "Mitsubishi Concept-X Exterior Design Story", Mitsubishi Motors Technology Review 2006, no.18, pp.134–135
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