TBs reader "spugnoir", just sent me a few photos, actually waiting for moderation at BS.
It looks like he found one the new models at his local TRU. It was the new 2009 Monster Truck, and this way we get know, which B-model is LEGO suggesting for this reference.
It is a Truck with front steering, as you can see from the photos below.
And there is the much discussed 9L light bluish gray axle, just in the top front of the cabin.
Hopefully, he can finally check this for us.
And it looks the new orange image in the boxes, is really "2 in 1" as suggested before.