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News Roundup: Land Rover Defender arrives, Ford Ranger V6 turbo rumours swirl and more

News Roundup: Land Rover Defender arrives, Ford Ranger V6 turbo rumours swirl and more
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Welcome to our weekly round-up of the biggest breaking stories on Driving.ca from this past week. Get caught up and ready to get on with the weekend, because it’s hard keeping pace in a digital traffic jam.

Here’s what you missed while you were away.

There’s been much ado about the 2020 Land Rover Defender , but it’s not been about nothing. According to the first look granted to our own David Booth, the iconic 4X4 should live up to the hype. Its square figure and terrain chewing capabilities keep it rooted to its off-roading history, but there’s plenty to justify the “all new” tag it’s been given, including the 3.0-litre six-cylinder Ingenium engine from Jaguar Land Rover. Read our full first impressions to learn more, including how much the 2020 Defender will cost in Canada.

Australian outlet Which Car claims to have learned of the Blue Oval’s plans to gift certain . According to the report, the Ranger is being tested with versions of the F-150’s 2.7-litre EcoBoost and 3.0-litre diesel V6s in Australia even as you read this. Excited? Temper it, because Ford doesn’t always send their Australian products up our way.

The 2020 Audi RS 7 Audi

Audi brought the second-gen RS 7 to Frankfurt this week, revealing a grand tourer with more power and more personality. Larger front fenders, a fresh grille and air intakes give the 2020 Audi RS 7 a spicy look to go with the lively, 600-horsepower 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. Inside, it borrows much from the A7, including the MMI infotainment system. Expect it in Canada middle of next year.

The novelty of a video capturing a driver asleep behind the wheel of a moving vehicle hasn’t worn off, nor has the danger. , this one showing a pair of young men snoozing in the front seat of a Tesla has surfaced and gone viral. Who’s worse, the snoozer behind the wheel, or the video shooter who also appears to be driving a vehicle?

Canadian BMW fans will have a chance to get a piece of M8 history with the release of BMW’s Canadian-exclusive M8 Individual Manufaktur Edition . It won’t be a good chance, as the brand is only making 20 of the exclusive models – ten in red and ten in black, each with a twin-turbo V8 good for 617 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque – but it’s there. Try your luck for $198,000.
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