Based on the company's rugged G-Class SUV, the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon LAPV 6.X ($TBA) is an armored patrol vehicle as fit for the battlefield as it is for the forest. Features include a diesel engine, a payload capacity of 1.3 tons, a full steel body, a mine deflector plate, an individual tire inflation system, and a number of advanced tactical military technologies from EADS. Let's just hope its defenses are more hearty than those of its homeland's national team.
Can a station wagon be sexy? The Volvo V60 ($TBA) seems to be arguing "yes," with a coupe-like roofline, aggressive front end, and short overhangs. Normally, we'd be telling you about the car's powerplant here, but since Volvo will offer the V60 with eight different engines, that'd take a bit too long — let's just say there's something here for everyone to complement the ride's other key features like all-wheel drive, Advanced Stability Control, a 12-speaker Dolby Digital sound system with a 7-inch screen, and an advanced collision detection system that can stop a crash at speeds up to 20 mph. You'll probably need all that stuff, however, to take your mind off the fact that you're driving a freakin' station wagon.
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.