Volkswagen's new sport-utility, shown in this unauthorized photo, borrows styling cues from the VW D1 Concept unveiled in Frankfurt last September and the AAC show truck shown in Detroit last January. It is expected to go on sale in 2002 and compete against the likes of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus and Infiniti. Engine choices likely will include a 200-hp 2.8-liter VR6, a 230-hp 3.2-liter V-6, a 280-hp 3.8-liter eight cylinder, and maybe a 5.6-liter 12-cylinder version pushing almost 420 hp. The vehicle is known internally as the Colorado, but is unlikely to keep that name when it goes on sale.
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