One trend stands out in Automotive News' recent five-part series on future products: The age of the sport wagon is here.
U.S., Japanese and European automakers are planning hybrids that blend rugged features of sport-utilities with the handling and comfort of cars. Just look at the Lexus RX 300 to see why. It's stealing the Lexus sales show and inspiring imitators.
The minivan and SUV have owned the last decade, but they've been largely American phenomena. The global reach of these product plans suggests the vehicle of the next decade could well be embraced by the world.