Minivans

  • 2021 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The redesigned 2-Series Active Tourer will boast a new platform capable of packing battery-electric powertrains.

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQV
    Mercedes-Benz EQV electric minivan revealed

    Mercedes has unveiled a plush electric minivan with a claimed 250 miles of range.

  • 2019 Lexus LM
    Lexus LM minivan revealed at 2019 Shanghai auto show

    Lexus is entering the minivan game with a new model called the LM. It is based on a donor Toyota platform and will be sold exclusively in Asia for now.

  • Teaser for V9 electric minivan designed by Faraday Future
    This is the minivan Faraday Future's designing for a Chinese video game company

    Faraday Future plans to form a joint venture with Chinese video game company The9 to build hundreds of thousands of EVs in China.

  • 2021 Toyota Sienna test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Toyota Sienna spy shots

    Toyota is in the early stages of development of a next-generation Sienna minivan, which is expected on the market in 2020 as a 2021 model. A test mule has been spotted, and while it's still wearing the body of the current Sienna various modifications hint at what we can expect on the redesigned...

  • GAC Entranze concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    GAC returns to Detroit auto show with Entranze concept, delays US launch to 2020

    GAC is determined to be the first volume Chinese brand selling cars in the United States, and it made its intentions clear once again with an appearance in Detroit this week at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. GAC brought a number of its latest models as well as an electric concept...

  • 2019 Aurus Arsenal - Image via Motor1

    The second model from new Russian luxury brand Aurus has been spotted on the streets of Moscow. Still in development, the model is a minivan to be called the Arsenal and due on sale in Russia in 2019. It will join the Senat sedan in the Aurus lineup, a stretched and heavily armored version of which serves as the presidential limo for Vladimir Putin. Several photos of the Arsenal posted on Motor1 reveal a design language shared with the Senat. The same design theme will appear on an Aurus SUV to be called the Komendant. Styling isn't the only aspect common to the three models. They all ride on...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz B200, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class revealed: Practicality in a luxury wrapper

    Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday unveiled a sportier, more high-tech B-Class minivan at the 2018 Paris auto show. The redesigned model is the nameplate's third iteration. It is also the third body style from Mercedes' new generation of compact cars, following the A-Class hatchback unveiled in February and...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mercedes-Benz will unveil new B-Class at 2018 Paris auto show

    Mercedes-Benz confirmed Monday that its redesigned B-Class minivan will be unveiled at next month's 2018 Paris auto show. The B-Class will be the third body style from Mercedes' new generation of compact cars, following the A-Class hatchback unveiled in February and A-Class sedan unveiled in April...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spy shots and video

    Mercedes-Benz engineers are approaching the final stages of testing prototypes for a redesigned B-Class minivan. The car represents just one of eight body styles Mercedes plans for its new-generation compact car family, the first two members of which are the redesigned A-Class hatchback and new...

  • Chrysler Portal concept, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show
    Chrysler to stick around but may become mobility brand

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles didn't pull the plug on its Chrysler brand during Friday's five-year strategy announcement, as had been rumored, but there weren't any reassurances either. In fact, Chrysler didn't even get a mention in the strategy. Chrysler sells just the Pacifica minivan and 300 sedans...

  • 2018 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer
    BMW gives 2-Series Active Tourer minor updates

    BMW sells a frumpy, front-wheel-drive minivan known as the 2-Series Active Tourer outside the United States. (There’s also a 7-seat version known as the 2-Series Gran Tourer.) The vehicle made its debut in 2014 and was originally pegged for sale in the U.S., though BMW’s local division...

  • 1959 Mercedes-Benz O 319 bus

    Everyone knows the Volkswagen Microbus, which stands as an icon of the German automaker to this day. The Mercedes-Benz O 319 bus is likely not as well known, but this fine example is just the ticket if the VW bus is just a little too commonplace. RM Sotheby's will offer the pristine 1959 Mercedes-Benz bus at its Arizona 2018 auction later this month, but this isn't an average O 319. The previous owner spent 15 years restoring and upgrading the bus with modern amenities and luxurious touches. Onlookers won't know it from the exterior, which has been fully restored with factory paint colors...

  • 2018 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer spy shots

    BMW sells a frumpy, front-wheel-drive minivan known as the 2-Series Active Tourer in some markets. (There’s also a seven-seat version known as the 2-Series Gran Tourer.) The vehicle made its debut in 2014 and was originally pegged for sale in the United States, though BMW’s local...

  • Chrysler Portal concept, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show
    FCA CEO hints at production version of Chrysler Portal concept

    Earlier this month Chrysler took the wraps off a self-driving electric minivan concept called the Portal at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. Car concepts shown at the electronics trade fair typically aren’t intended for production, but that might not be the case for the Portal. Sergio...

  • 2018 Honda Odyssey, 2017 Detroit auto show
    2018 Honda Odyssey debuts with 280-hp V-6, 10-speed auto

    Honda on Monday unveiled its redesigned Odyssey at the 2017 Detroit auto show. The minivan will arrive in showrooms this year, as a 2018 model, replacing the current Odyssey which has been on sale since 2011. It represents the fifth generation of the North American-market Odyssey. The redesigned...

  • Chrysler Portal concept, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show
    Chrysler Portal concept is an electric van with Level 3 self-driving capability

    Given the dearth of new product at Chrysler, it’s easy to think parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has forgotten about the brand. (With the demise of the 200 in December, the only Chryslers still in production are the 300 and Pacifica.) But that isn’t the case, it...

  • Waymo self-driving prototype
    Waymo unveils Chrysler Pacifica-based self-driving prototype

    Google on Monday unveiled a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid-based self-driving prototype that will be taking part in various trials run by its new self-driving business Waymo. Waymo, which is led by auto industry veteran John Krafcik, aims to be among the first to offer a self-driving taxi service to the...

  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

    The Consumer Electronics Show has become one of the major events on the automotive calendar in recent years as the convergence of the auto and tech industries has become unequivocal. The 2017 CES is just around the corner and already we have confirmation that the firms Faraday Future, Honda and Rinspeed will either be showing a new car or concept. And now we can add Chrysler to that list. Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter, reports that Chrysler will show an electric version of its Pacifica minivan at the January event. The people also reaffirmed that fellow Fiat Chrysler...

  • 2017 Buick GL8 Avenir (Chinese spec)
    First Buick Avenir model is a China-only minivan

    Buick’s lineup in China includes a minivan called the GL8, and it’s this model that has become the first recipient of Buick’s Avenir treatment. Avenir, French for “future,” is the name of a luxurious sedan concept Buick rolled out in 2015. The concept didn’t make...

  • Iconiq Seven concept, 2016 Monterey Car Week
    W Motors and Iconiq unveil Seven electric van in Monterey

    Monterey Car Week is known for its luxury and performance cars but this year’s event, currently underway, has seen the debut of an electric minivan concept from Chinese startup Iconiq. Normally an electric minivan wouldn’t even cause a blip on our radar but this one’s been...

  • Toyota Sienna SE+, 2016 One Lap of America
    Toyota goes racing with the Sienna and we drive it

    Have you ever considered driving your living room around a racetrack? Toyota would like you to think it's possible, and is why it decided to compete in the One Lap of America with a pair of Sienna minivans. One Lap concluded this past weekend, and both vans completed the 12-state, 3,500-mile trip...

  • Chrysler Pacific Hellcat sketch - Image via Ralph Gilles
    Here’s How A Chrysler Pacifica Hellcat Might Have Looked

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has no plans to drop its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8, aka the Hellcat, into the engine bay of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, but the automaker’s top designer Ralph Gilles was game enough to draw up a quick sketch of how such a vehicle might be...

  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
    2017 Chrysler Pacifica: Town & Country replacement revealed with hybrid power

    The Chrysler Pacifica is back, only this time around the vehicle is a minivan as opposed to a crossover. It made its world debut today at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and serves as the direct replacement for the Chrysler Town & Country, and according to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] it...

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