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So what is it folks?

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will75    0

The picture on the front page says it all. So what do you all thing? What is it that C&G has the information to?

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Well it looks like a Cobalt refresh, so probably the new Malibu since a Cobalt wouldn't change much that soon.

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Bimmer325    18
With the limited information we have at this point, I'm gonna say next-generation Saturn Ion.

The portion of the grille that's visible looks Saturn-esque (the new Saturn, that is), and the headlights look to have some Opel influence as well. The lower front-fascia looks to echo the upper-grille and is pretty aggressive overall. We can rule out Pontiac, Cadillac, and Saab based on grille-design and the overall design themes used. The vehicle pictured is no truck, so HUMMER and GMC are gone as well, leaving us with Chevrolet, Buick, and of course, Saturn. My guess is the latter.

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Trimnell1    0
It looks to me like it has Saturn/Opel styling cues, so it has to be the new Ion. Also, the new Ion is an '08 model while AH-HA said earlier that the new Malibu will be an '09 model, so another clue that it's not the Malibu.

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Cremazie    11

It looks to me like it has Saturn/Opel styling cues, so it has to be the new Ion. Also, the new Ion is an '08 model while AH-HA said earlier that the new Malibu will be an '09 model, so another clue that it's not the Malibu.

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It looks very Opel and if it looks Opel it looks Saturn!

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ocnblu    733
I don't want Chevrolet, Pontiac, or Buick to go all Euro on us. Hopefully it's the cool new ION.

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caddycruiser    50
Well, considering how much it resembles Saturn's new design theme, and this quote from Lutz in the October MT:

The only time we're going to do clinics is when we do something far-out.  We want to make sure we're not talking to ourselves.  We're not going to clinic the next-generation Saturn Ion because everybody comes into the studio and says, "Holy mackerel!"

-Lutz

From the looks in that pic, I could see people saying "Holy mackere!" when they see the full thing in person and then find out that it's a Saturn, let alone the Ion....that's just my view http://www.cheersandgears.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/AH-HA_wink.gif

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MyerShift    7
It clearly sports Opel styling cues, so unless its a newer Astra or some other small to midsize Opel, it's inevitably a new Saturn for the U.S. market. Edited by S.Myers

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Paolino    99

I don't want Chevrolet, Pontiac, or Buick to go all Euro on us.  Hopefully it's the cool new ION.

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See, I hope GM replaces the Ion name... if they go and replace such wonderful names as LeSabre and plan to replace Rendezvous when both had such a wonderful standing... I would hope they'd replace Ion, a car that has gotten nothing but crappy reviews from its crappy quality in the past.

As for what the new car is based on the image, I haven't a clue. It's just not enough for me to speculate.

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Paolino    99

My friend thinks it's a Chevrolet.

Josh: If you have product knowledge through 2012, p-l-e-a-s-e share something good about future Buicks!

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Yeah... YEAH!!! Pleeeease? I'll be your best friend!

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