Anthony Lo to Renault

Sacré bleu!!

From Car Design News:

According to our industry contacts, Lo resigned as Director of Advanced Design at General Motors Europe, handing in his papers yesterday morning. He is now set be become Vice President of Exterior Design at Renault, working under recently appointed Design Director Laurens van den Acker.

I guess those who, like me, were hoping that Anthony might come back to Saab will be disappointed.

Anthony Lo worked under Michael Mauer at Saab before heading up the design team for the Saab Aero-X concept car. As such, he’s one of the fathers of Saab’s modern design DNA that you’ve herd Victor Muller talking about so much recently.

After the Aero-X, Anthony went to Russelsheim where he was named Director of Advanced Design. I interviewed Anthony in Detroit back in 2008, when he was presenting the Saab 9-4x concept vehicle and caught up with him again briefly in Frankfurt last year. He mentioned at that time that he was weighing up his options (Saab were still being sold to Koenigsegg at that time) so a move was always a possibility. It’s just a shame it didn’t mean a move back to Sweden. He’s a fantastic designer and more than that, a fantastic guy, too.

Good luck with those fiesty Frenchmen, Anthony.

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Anthony spills the beans to Par Brandt from Auto Motor and Sport.

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Thanks to Chris for the link!

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