Keegans crystal ballLet me look into my crystal ball this month and predict what's coming soon in the US. And no, I'm not using any major inside information here, except for a little thing called "recent trademark filings".


Lexus RX350 ? Looks like the Lexus RX will not only get a hybrid sibling, but will be getting a boost in power from a larger engine. I?ll take a stab and say it will a 3.5 liter V-6.


2003 Buick CeniemeSaturn Aura ? Not 100% sure on this one, but it may be the concept built off the new Lambda sportwagon platform that Buick?s 2003 Centieme concept (shown) is based also.


Ford Fairlane ? Fits with Ford?s ?F? naming convention and their retro push. Maybe a successor to the 427 concept that they should have built. RWD, V-8 anyone?


Acura ZDX ? Of course it?s a crossover, it has an ?X? in the name.


Lexus LF-C conceptLexus IS350 ? the IS gets a new look and more power. Out on a limb ? with a 3.5 liter V-6. (LF-C concept shown)


GMC Graphyte ? Another ?if? ? Probably a concept truck.


Lexus GC450h ? The hybrid version of the new Lexus GS.


Chrysler/Lambo PortofinoChrysler Portofino ? Remember the Portofino concept from the 80?s ? when Chrysler has a short stint as the owner of Lamborghini? Don?t really know what they plan with the name other than another concept. Maybe the nameless ?Firepower? concept we saw last month will borrow the name.


Now you know, and knowing is half the battle. That?s all for this month. I?ll take out my crystal ball in January when more news breaks with the autoshow season in full swing.




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