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One of the most anticipated events this year is the 5600 mile Dakar Rally 2012 that will take place in the challenging terrain of Peru and Argentina.  The modified Mini Countryman that was built by a German tuning company called the X-raid will definitely break the record in the coming event. It has different features and dimensions including the Countryman All4, the twin-turbocharged diesel engine, and the Mini’s suspension that was carefully reworked on this model. On the other hand, the Iveco truck group is expected to dominate the race with its Iveco Powerstar truck. It has the so-called FPT industrial C13 diesel engine that can also be found in the Iveco Trakker Evolution trucks. Gerard De Rooy will be driving the monstrous truck along with other Iveco team members. In other truck news, the new Land Rover Range Evoque is set to participate in next year’s Dakar Rally, that will be held somewhere in South America. At the moment, a British-based team is still prepping the new Land Rover for this illustrious race in the world.  There are many features of the new Land Rover Range Evoque including the integration of BF Goodrich desert tires, a turbocharged diesel engine courtesy of BMW, and the so-called Reiger coilever suspension as well. The new Land Rover will be driven by 3 great drivers namely Andrew Coley, Martin Rowe, and John Hardy. According to the news, the car company will set 3 vehicles to compete in the said racing event. Also, based on some reports, the Volkswagen will miss this year’s racing event because they are preparing and focusing their attention to the World Rally Championship 2013. On the other hand, the event is expected to welcome new teams, and will give an opportunity for others to win the top stop on this famous truck rally. In other breaking truck news, Toyota just announced that they would be boosting the Tundra and Tacoma Inventories after the devastating tsunami in Japan last year. For BMW enthusiast, reports claimed that BMW is testing their latest innovation called the next-gen X5 SUV in Germany.

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