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Before kicking off the Detroit Auto Show, the Society of Automotive Analysts had Toyota CEO Jim Lentz come on stage to say some words about the future of the auto industry, as well as what's coming for Toyota. While this type of information would normally stay off our radar, a video of his speech likely gives us our first look – albeit low-res – at the production version of the Lexus NX compact crossover.

Elon Musk is not the type to hold back when it comes to sharing his thoughts. The founder of PayPal and SpaceX is said to be very driven and, like most successful entrepreneurs, he has alienated people over the years. In his current role as CEO of Tesla Motors he hasn't made many friends in Detroit, especially when it comes to the current financial crisis gripping the Domestic automakers.

On Wednesday, August 30th, the Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) will be presenting the third annual Strategic Planning Summit. In a press release, the SAA says that the Summit is "designed to bring together the leading automotive research, forecasting and consulting firms to address a wide variety of pertinent issues facing the industry today."