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Volvo's XC50 mini-ute still in the making

Volvo's new rival for the BMW X3 is apparently getting close to production. The new Volvo XC50 should reach dealers around the same time as another new Euro rival, the Audi Q5. Looks like there are going to be a lot of good competitors in the premium mini-ute segment. The XC50 will most likely be built on the C1 chassis underpinning the Euro Focus, Mazda3, Volvo S40 and V50. Engines should be similar to the V50's, minus the sma

Range Rover gets a turbodiesel V8

Land Rover has announced that the 2007 edition of the Range Rover will replace last year's 3-liter BMW-sourced diesel with a new V8 turbodiesel. Autocar reports that, while yielding virtually the same fuel economy as its predecessor, the new powerplant lends considerably more oomph to the King of the Range, cutting its 0-60 mph time by more than 4 seconds, to a d

Product placement war heating up

Product placement is a time-honored trend. We're quite sure that Ford is pining for a Bullitt remake, for example, but the war seems to be heating up.

Land Rover G4 Challenge set for Bangkok start

The 2006 edition of the Land Rover G4 Challenge will kick off this weekend in Bangkok, Thailand. The 18 competitors, selected from more than 10,000 applicants from around the world, will drive, climb, kayak, abseil, bike and navigate over a 4,000 km route spanning four countries and two continents in 28 days.

Land Rover Freelander becomes baby LR3

A computer-enhanced illustration based on spy shots of the next Land Rover Freelander suggest Landie’s littlest ute will look a lot like its more attractive big brother, the LR3, when it debuts later this year at the Paris Motor Show. The current Freelander’s sheetmetal is, well, a bit stale to put it nicely.