Retro design appears more trendy in the United States than in Europe. Why?
The retro design trend is linked with the baby boomer generation. It appears that baby boomers have much influence in the U.S., becoming very affluent now. They also have an emotional bond with the vehicles that remind them of their youth. In Europe, the baby boomers are less a dominant force.
Why did you make the new Thunderbird?
Most important is maybe not the design, but the idea behind the design. With the T-bird, we wanted to capitalize on the excitememt of the jukebox age, the optimism of the postwar period. With the T-bird, we try to incorporate modern ideas in a classical body.
Will the T-bird be sold in Europe?
The probability is low.