Passenger Cars Report 2017 - Minivans

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Passenger Cars Report 2017 - Minivans Minivans are classified as Segment M in Europe and Minivan in the U.S. The worldwide revenue of US$67.3 billion in 2017 is expected to increase to US$74.3 billion by 2021.

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  • Passenger Cars Market Overview
  • Class Overview Minivans
  • The best performing makes in this class
  • Market KPI comparison: Revenue, volume sales and growth rate
  • Country ranking, including Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, the United States and China

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The Minivans Market segment includes passenger cars of an average footprint around 4.25m2 (46 ft2) and an average mass around 1600kg (3500lbs), with their roofs extended in the back in order to prioritize their passenger and cargo volume (up to 3.7 m3 or 130 ft3). Some of their distinct features include sliding doors, three rows of seats and a passenger car base.

  • European Car Segment: M (Multi-Purpose Cars – excluding vans)
  • US Car Segment: MPV, Minivan
  • Chinese Car Segment: Multi-Purpose Vehicles
  • Also known as: MPV, Multi-Purpose Cars, People Carrier

Although different variants of minivans existed ever since the 1930’s, their design changed drastically over the years and until finally settling into the one we know today in the late 1960’s. Many predecessors spin-offed into their own car classes, like camper vans and pick-up trucks, while minivans found their ground in early 1980’s replacing station wagons as the new family cars.
This market segment continued to flourish until the financial crisis of the late 2000s, after which many minivan models started to be reimagined as small SUVs, following new market trends towards Sports Utility Vehicles.

Example Models: Citroën C3 Picasso, Citroën C4 Picasso, Mazda 5, Peugeot 5008, Peugeot 807, Toyota Verso.

  • Language: English
  • Released: December 2017
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