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The word came down late last year (from high atop Mt. Gossip): The next-generation Scion xB would be built on the Corolla platform, and be longer and larger on the inside than the current model. Now, The Car Connection offers what could be the first spy shot of the new model, which confirms the li'l van's lengthier comportment. The new dimensions give it an almost Land Rover LR3-like profile. Check out that schnoz β€” it almost looks like they're smuggling a V8 past border security.

Spy Shots: 2008 Scion xB [The Car Connection]

Scion s New xB Could Be Bigger, US Only [internal]