Former Saab Designer Anthony Lo, Leaves GM For Renault

Posted on 09. Mar, 2010 by in 2010-2019, Designers

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Former Saab Designer, Anthony Lo, who I interviewed this past September in Frankfurt and previously in Detroit a year earlier, has left GM to take a new position with Renault according to Car Design News

Lo, led what people refer to as the “concept car era” for Saab under GM’s ownership, beginning with the 9-X in 2001, 9-3x, 9-3 Sport Hatch, Aero-X, 9-4x BioPower, 9-X BioHybrid and ending with the 9-X Air in 2008.

He brought a lot of design skills to the table with Saab and it was a pleasure to have him on board.

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2 Responses to “Former Saab Designer Anthony Lo, Leaves GM For Renault”

  1. rareviggen

    10. Mar, 2010

    It’s about time. When I heard his negative opinion of hatchbacks, I knew he did not know the consumer base of Saabs. Eliminating hatchbacks from the Saab line was shooting yourself in the foot. Now Honda, Acura, BMW, Audi and maybe others have recently reintroduced models of full size cars that are hatchbacks. I do not want a wagon of any size but I do want utility. Lo going to the maker of the ugliest cars I can think of is a good match.

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  2. Ryan

    10. Mar, 2010

    RareViggen,

    Here’s the hatchback list that continues to grow.

    http://www.saabhistory.com/2009/10/14/how-will-saab-compete-in-an-era-of-emerging-hatches/

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