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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.

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