We don't know a whole lot about Land Rover's new Range Rover Evoque ($TBA), but we do know this: it's a damn fine-looking crossover. We also know it's based on the LRX concept, will come with four-wheel-drive, three doors, and will be the lightest, most fuel efficient Range Rover ever when it hits American shores next Fall. We also suspect you'd best start saving your Benjamins now, because we're guessing that the Evoque will cost just a bit more than your average Kia.
Sometimes concept cars are just that — concepts meant to allow the company's designers and engineers the equivalent of work-sponsored recess. Other times, they offer glimpses at future models, like the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Break (Yes, not brake). Sporting a bold new look it will undoubtedly share with the new four-door CLS, the Shooting Break features a panoramic sunroof occupying most of the roof, full LED headlamps, a flat load rear floor that adds extra utility to the hatchback, frameless side windows, a twin pipe exhaust system, a full-length wood console, and 20-inch sterling silver (!) wheels. Powerplants will range from a 300hp, turbocharged V6 to a turbocharged, 5.5L V8 pumping out 563hp, which will hopefully make you feel better about driving a six-figure station wagon.
"To hell with climate change," you say, "I want to drive around in a small fortress." May we suggest the 2011 Infiniti QX56 ($56,700 and up)? This monstrous full-size SUV offers room for up to eight passengers, your choice of two-wheel or four-wheel drive, a 400hp 5.6-liter V8 engine, 8,500 pounds of towing capacity, an available nav system, Bose stereo, and dual seven-inch monitors, 22-inch wheels, an eight-inch WVGA touch screen display, and the ability to offend any hybrid-driving hippie you come across.