The future of MPVs - five cool people carriers on the drawing board
The multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) is seen by most as the antithesis of cool - a blob with an engine, plenty of space and seats, and the preserve of soccer moms and family guys.
But why should people carriers be dull? Why can’t motorists with families and luggage drive something that meets their needs but also has a dash of style?
For far too long car manufacturers have all produced the same basic design - little more than a van with rear windows and back seats.
We feel it’s high time the tried and trusted mould was broken, so we took a look at five of the coolest MPV concepts to have hit the drawing board in recent years – with one of them even set for production.