GENEVA – The automotive design community gathered here for the recent Geneva Motor Show say vehicles not only have brand characteristics but also reveal their nationality – a trend some auto makers are banking on. "The car companies come from certain countries, and that's something you can't fight," says Michael Mauer, who last year left Mercedes-Benz to become chief designer for Saab Automobile AB. For example, he says, there are French, German, Japanese and American-looking cars. Anne ...

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