Well, let's put it this way then: new trend for 'our time'. I am not sure if it's for aerodynamics though. I believe it is to get a better field of view (note the 'little triangle window' now).
IMO, the new mirror design is indeed ugly but I do complain at times that the mirror location on my 05 blocks my field of view a bit.
Edit: I do recall now my uncle's old 1985 peugeot 504 with mirrors attached to the doors.
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