At Gm, A Touch Of Le Style Francais

Anne Asensio's design flair helped bring Renault back. Will it play in Detroit?

Anne Asensio hasn't even started her new job as one of General Motors Corp.'s top car stylists, and already she's picking at design flaws. Smartly dressed in a beige Spanish designer suit and seated at an empty table in her soon-to-be-office at GM's technical center outside Detroit, she points dismissively to a screw visible just inches above a knob on the office door. Says Asensio: "This is functional, but it is bad design."

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