Competition among work vans should get tougher with the arrival of a born-again Ford Transit and updates for the Mercedes-Benz Viano and others. That means the Traffic, seen here testing in Europe mountains, will need a lot of improvement and everything points to a bigger cabin, more carrying capacity and, perhaps, a mechanical package shared with the next Viano.
Subaru has just shown a bigger and bolder Liberty Concept at the LA motor show but the reality, based on this long-range picture, is likely to be more conservative. The next Liberty could arrive in the second half of 2014 and, based on the contrast between its WRX concept and the actual road car, it is expected to be an evolution of existing models.
It seems only yesterday the all-new B-Class led a new generation of compact Benzes. But, even with the fifth and final member of the compact class — the CLA shooting Brake — yet to be released, work has begun on the first facelift for the B. It’s been with us for only two years and Carparazzi says that points to a shortening of Benz model lives to six years.