PARIS -- Saab Cars will not go retro as long as Michael Mauer is the chief designer. "With the Beetle, it might work because there are millions of the old Beetles out there, and people have positive thoughts connected to them," says Mauer. "If we were to do a retro design of the first Saab Aero, there might be a few Saab enthusiasts who would remember. All the rest would look at this and be mystified. I think (retro) has a lack of creativity. If I look at the new Ford Thunderbird or the ...

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