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  • Ford S-Max Vignale concept, 2014 Milan Fashion Week

    Ford’s European division has revealed the second concept previewing its new Vignale premium trim. The concept, which made its debut today at Milan Fashion Week, is based on the previously revealed S-Max concept and follows on from the original Mondeo Vignale concept shown last year. Vignale (pronounced: Vin-ya-lay) will provide the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] with upmarket offerings in markets where its Lincoln brand isn’t sold, which means we’re unlikely to see it in the U.S. For European Ford fans, both the Mondeo Vignale and S-Max Vignale have been confirmed for...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class facelift spy shots
    2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Spy Shots

    The latest version of Mercedes-Benz’s B-Class compact MPV recently reached the U.S. market, launching earlier in the year in electric guise only. Overseas, however, the car has been on sale since 2011 so it’s soon due for its mid-cycle refresh. Right on cue, prototypes for a facelifted...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class
    2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class Revealed: Video

    Mercedes-Benz’s R-Class may not have been a success but the German automaker is giving the luxury MPV segment another go, unveiling today the all-new V-Class. The vehicle has not yet been confirmed for the U.S., but there are indications it may come eventually. MUST SEE: Watch A...

  • 2014 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer spy shots
    Here's Why BMW’s Front-Wheel-Drive Active Tourer Will Be A 2-Series

    During its development, BMW’s front-driving compact MPV based on its Concept Active Tourer was widely expected to be badged a 1-Series, as BMW had stated that odd-numbered names would be used for more practical models like sedans, wagons and its Gran Turismo range (which is where you’d...

  • 2014 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer spy shots
    BMW 2-Series ‘Active Tourer’ Starts U.S. Sales In 2015

    In the early part of 2010, BMW confirmed it was working on a new front-wheel-drive model designed to compete with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and, to a lesser extent, mainstream models like the Ford B-Max and Volkswagen Golf Plus. Numerous prototypes of the car have been spotted since...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class spy shots
    2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class Spy Shots

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a replacement for its Viano line of vans and prototypes for the vehicle are nearing the end of their development. The Viano isn’t sold in the U.S. but there’s speculation this replacement model, which will revive Mercedes’ V-Class moniker, will be...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a replacement for its Viano line of vans and today the first images of the vehicle have surfaced, albeit they only show the interior. The Viano isn’t sold in the U.S. but there’s speculation this new model, which will revive Mercedes’ V-Class moniker, will be offered locally. A rugged and more utilitarian version of the V-Class will be aimed at commercial buyers, while a more upmarket version, whose cabin is featured here, will be targeted at buyers of the former R-Class MPV. Our own spy shots of a prototype (featured below) show a conventional...

  • Ford S-Max concept
    Ford Previews New Styling And Technology With S-Max Concept

    Ford is giving us a glimpse at its future styling and technology with a new MPV concept, which has been revealed today ahead of its official debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show next month. The vehicle carries the S-Max name and previews the next generation of the popular people mover of the same...

  • 2014 Audi A3 Sportback
    Audi A3-Based MPV Gets Green Light: Report

    Audi’s latest A3 range already consists of a hatch, Sportback wagon and a sedan, and soon a convertible will be added, but further down the track we may see even more variants, one of which is tipped to be a MPV. The A3 MPV was championed by Audi’s recently ousted R&D chief Wolfgang...

  • 2014 Audi A3 Sportback
    Audi Going After Compact MPV Buyers, Too: Report

    Mercedes-Benz has had great success with its B Class compact MPV in Europe, where the ‘practical with a little touch of luxury’ concept goes down well with elderly buyers and small families. The success has even convinced BMW to abandon its rear-wheel-drive-only stance and launch a new...

  • Mercedes-Benz Concept B Class Electric Drive, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Electric Drive To Be Sole Mercedes-Benz B Class Model In U.S.

    While Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the regular A Class and B Class models won’t be offered in the U.S., there’s a chance an electric version of the B Class, previewed recently at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, might just arrive. In fact, there are reports claiming the electric B Class, whose...

  • 2013 Kia Carens (Rondo)
    Kia Rondo Lives On As European Carens: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Kia has several major model launches in store for next year including redesigned versions of its popular Forte compact, a new flagship sedan based on the K9/Quoris model sold overseas, and possibly a revival of the Rondo MPV. Though we've already seen official images of the first two models, today...

  • 2014 Kia Rondo spy shots

    The Kia Ronda hasn’t been on sale in the U.S. since it was dropped at the end of the 2010 model year but a brand new model, one designed under the watchful eye of Kia design boss Peter Schreyer, is in the works and could potentially see the Rondo name return to these shores. Prototypes for this new Rondo have been spotted testing in Europe on several occasions, and the latest one looks virtually production-ready. That’s because Kia is scheduled to reveal the new Rondo at this month’s 2012 Paris Auto Show, though the vehicle will debut as its European twin, the Kia Carens...

  • 2014 Kia Rondo spy shots
    2013 Kia Rondo Spy Video

    The Kia Ronda hasn’t been on sale in the U.S. since it was dropped at the end of the 2010 model year but a brand new model, one designed under the watchful eye of Peter Schreyer, is in the works and could potentially see the Rondo name return to these shores. A prototype for this new Rondo...

  • 2001 Audi A8 Avantissimo Concept
    Audi Working On A4 ‘Superavant’ MPV: Report

    Despite sales of its 5-Series Gran Turismo proving less than spectacular, BMW is so adamant that demand for upmarket MPVs will eventually take off that it’s planning two more additions in the coming years. One will be based on the latest 3-Series platform and will likely be called the...

  • 2013 Ford B-Max
    2013 Ford B-Max Revealed Ahead Of 2012 Geneva Motor Show

    Ford has taken the covers off its new B-Max compact MPV that’s set to debut next month at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle, which is based on Fiesta running-gear, is primarily targeted at European buyers meaning we're unlikely to see it sold in the U.S. The B-Max is a brand new model...

  • 2013 Ford B-Max spy shots
    2013 Ford B-Max Spy Video

    We’ve seen plenty of spy shots of the upcoming 2013 Ford B-Max, and even been presented with a near production ready concept earlier this year, but here’s a new spy video showing the compact MPV in a whole new light. It’s unclear whether the B-Max will join its C-Max big brother...

  • 2013 Ford B-Max spy shots
    2013 Ford B-Max Spy Shots

    We already have a pretty good indication as to what the upcoming 2013 Ford B-Max will look like thanks to the unveiling of the almost production ready B-Max Concept at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. However, what we don’t know is whether the B-Max will be coming to the U.S. One strong indicator...

  • Volkswagen Italdesign Giugiaro GO! Concept

    The Geneva Motor Show is already underway in fits and starts, with the official opening of press days tomorrow, and the concepts are pouring out. Among the latest is the Italdesign Giugiaro Volkswagen GO! concept, which looks at the potential future of the small-car segment. The GO! combines small A-segment platform size with MPV capabilities, improving passenger room while preserving minimal exterior dimensions for city life. Giugiaro has also designed the concept with an eye toward comfort and luxury, though we can expect any production vehicle to borrow its traits to move toward a...

  • Ford B-Max Concept Ahead of 2011 Geneva Motor Show
    Ford B-Max Concept: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    Highlighting Ford's innovative vision for the small car market. That's how the Blue Oval is pitching its production-ready compact MPV concept, the B-Max, ahead of its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show. The production ready part is a certainty--this is no concept car. Ford says it previews...

  • 2011 Opel Zafira Tourer Concept
    Opel Zafira Tourer Concept: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    Opel, GM’s European division, is working on a new generation of its popular Zafira MPV and in the lead up to the new model, due out later this year, the automaker has unveiled this latest concept. Called the 2011 Opel Zafira Tourer Concept, the new show car will be on display next week at the...

  • 2012 Ford C-Max live photos by Joe Nuxoll
    2011 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Ford C-Max Live Photos

    While the new hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the 2012 Ford C-Max may have grabbed most of the attention, they won’t be on sale for another year at least. The regular gasoline model, which is capable of seating up to seven, will be on sale by the end of the year, however, and it is this...

  • Ford S-Max
    Ford S-Max Awarded Car Of The Year 2007

    Ford’s S-Max was picked as the 'Car of the Year 2007' by a panel of 58 of Europe’s top motoring journalists, beating out Citroën’s C4 Picasso, Fiat’s Grande Punto and the Volvo C30 hatch among others. The result is reflected in the success the S-Max has been...

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