While some automakers have abandoned the minivan segment, Honda is out to prove its leadership in this arena yet again with the release of the 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite. The new model has already begun an interesting marketing campaign in the quest to prove the Honda minivan doesn’t suck with the launch of an all-new feature that, well, trulyRead more
An automotive anniversary is quietly approaching, but I doubt anyone will notice. Of course I am not talking about the 50th anniversary of Mustang – no, I am speaking of the 30th anniversary of the minivan.
Yes, that once-ubiquitous soccer-mom vehicle is still rolling off the assembly lines despite being outpaced over the last two decades by SUVs and CUVs.
How does one go about making a minivan cool?
Mazda makes it a Mazda5.
While more of a “mini” minivan, the 2012 Mazda5 offers what they term “seductive smartness” design elements, unique not only for this segment but any segment close to it.
The Mazda5 was developed in the middle of last decade as the automaker’s answer to dwindling minivan
… I did it again.
I played with your heart.
Got lost in the game.
As the Brittany Spears song lyrics above suggest, someone “did it again.”
Once again they raise my ire as they deliver a minivan model “imported from Detroit” … literally. I am speaking of the Routan/Grand Caravan.
When they first launched Routan a few
The king is dead … long live the king!
Chrysler announced last week that its “luxury” minivan, the Town & Country, has once again taken the top spot in segment sales leadership and this week came the “better-late-than-never” launch of an all-new version at the North American International Auto Show.
OK, it still looks like a minivan and Chrysler has
While minivans have reserved a place in automotive history for themselves they are rarely the first (or second or third) type vehicle most folks think about when dreaming of a new car. Not to mention the minivan segment has shrunk considerably over recent years in response to that line of thinking (and buying).
Toyota is one of a handful of
The onslaught of SUVs in the 1990s and crossover utility type vehicles of the new millennium have kept minivan sales numbers from returning to those of their glory days – but automakers are still makin’ ‘em and folks are still buyin’ ‘em.
There aren’t quite as many players in the minivan game anymore mind you, but one who held firm
Quite often I am asked “What happens when you get a vehicle you don’t like”?
Well, here goes.
It has been very rare that I could not find it in my heart to enjoy something about the wide array of vehicles I have tested over the years. Each one of them seems to “speak” to me in a different way.