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

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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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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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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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I think it's the Ion. Saturn's news "face" features a chrome bar at the top of the grill which the vehicle in the picture also has.

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So we're not getting rebadged Opels after all... should've figured it earlier that they're too expensive for American consumption.

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Maybe/Maybe not empowah... this vehicle could be planned as a Delta-based Astra replacement as well.

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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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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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Camaro prototype based on the Cobalt that they are going to show at the 06 NAIAS? :)

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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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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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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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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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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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That Vectra is pretty sharp in the full photo, but it doesn't match the teaser. Was that your goal, Ghost Doggie?

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Definatley a Saturn, the grill gives it away, the only company that I have seen that has any brightwork even remotely similar is the new Honda Civic Sedan, I would guess it is the new ION.

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GOIN WITH THE MAJORITY HERE...I THINK IT'S THE NEW ION. THE BAR IN THE GRILLE KIND OF GIVES AWAY THAT AT LEAST IT'S A SATURN.

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91z, close but no cigar. It doesn't match the current Astra. It doesn't share any lines with the Astra, although it is similar.

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teaser picture hereSaturn outlook. They already have shown a teaser of the rear and I see something "related" in my immagination. Of course I failed the Department of Motor Vehicle vision test. :huh: Edited by haypops

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Speaking of teasers I think everyone in the world has seen this by now, but on page seven of September's "GM Edge" there's an OUTLOOK teaser pictured above the finalized production "SKY" and "AURA". Get used to capitalized letters :)

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Speaking of teasers I think everyone in the world has seen this by now, but on page seven of September's "GM Edge" there's an OUTLOOK teaser pictured above the finalized production "SKY" and "AURA". Get used to capitalized letters :)

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Yeah, I was pretty sure Saturn's standard naming policy was all-caps. IMO it works better with the shorter names like ION, SKY, and VUE as opposed to RELAY and OUTLOOK.

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It has to be Ion because Saturn is the only brand that doesn't even bother redesigning the front end when they take a European model. They just slap their logo on it and call it a Saturn :) Slight possibility of it being a Chevy because they do have a horizontal chrome bar, but it still looks more like the original Opel - Saturn front.

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Im going with a Saturn. Look at the chrome bar grille. The only brand GM has with that grille is Saturn. ITs not a chevy grille or a Buick or Pontiac. Its a saturn. Probably Ion.

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Camaro prototype based on the Cobalt that they are going to show at the 06 NAIAS? :)

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Someone was bound to say that. :rolleyes:

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To paraphrase from Reg, you guys are going to "fill your pants with a big ol' hot carl" when you see this.

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To paraphrase from Reg, you guys are going to "fill your pants with a big ol' hot carl" when you see this.

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So you've seen the real thing? :)

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So you've seen the real thing?  :)

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Half the posters on this site would take that the wrong way. Might want to rephrase that.

Oh and at least 1 of the responses is right.

Thursday we'll show it!

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Oh and at least 1 of the responses is right.

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So, that means its not an ION. :P

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at least 1 of the responses is right.

Thursday we'll show it!

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1. I think that I was alone in guessing Saturn OUTLOOK

2. It's Thursday somewhere!

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Someone was bound to say that.  :rolleyes:

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Oh, it's the new Camaro all right. The big suprise is that it's being reincarnated as a Saturn.

-RBB

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Its the Saturn Camaro all right. Standard 2.2L EcoTec, optional 3.6L V6, 6 speed autos on all of em. The cues we see strongly suggest Opel/Saturn. Guess we'll wait and see.

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1. I think that I was alone in guessing Saturn OUTLOOK

2. It's Thursday somewhere!

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I too thought the lansing built Outlook. I just didn't say it out loud. ^_^
or an S3X :huh: Edited by prototype66

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Half the posters on this site would take that the wrong way. Might want to rephrase that.

Oh and at least 1 of the responses is right.

Thursday we'll show it!

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Thursday Eh? what time?

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