The Auto Channel Leading the Way – Big Boom in MPV Popularity
Editor’s Note: At The Auto Channel, we believe that your vehicle is a household appliance (which can also offer a bonus of emotional benefits) that should first and foremost meet your practical driving needs and that only a minivan will meet those needs. If you have a large family or carpool or enjoy family trips or need to move furniture or take monthly trips to Costco or love antiques or the flea market or need to take your kid home. college, or or or … choose a van … CUVs and SUVs are not a substitute for vans but a second-rate choice as a family transporter … when you REALLY need your family car space and flexibility, no SUV can match the strengths of a minivan.
Come on girls, it’s time to put your misguided vanity aside and get over the childish memories of the pejorative high school yearbook and admit that minivans are good for you; like flats instead of heels, sports bras instead of pumps, yoga pants instead of tights that show every bump on your butt, washing machines, dishwashers, microwaves and robot vacuums … tools that make your life easier and less crazy (if that’s possible) … it’s time to be a big girl, swap an SUV “can’t even see over the wheel “and start living with a van, a vehicle without excuses that the whole family will enjoy. The interior is what matters for a minibus. It must change, often quickly, between passenger service and cargo service, must have easy access for everything and everyone, and must be comfortable enough to avoid family discord during long journeys.
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ATLANTA, August 6, 2021 – The minivan has lost its second place in other segments and is once again in the limelight of popularity, according to a recent report from Cox Automotive. In the second quarter of 2021, sales of minivans increased by 84%. While almost all new car segments posted gains in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the dismal previous quarter of 2020, few high-volume segments grew at the same rapid pace as people carriers – a remarkable achievement given that the segment does not includes only five choices in United States (two Chrysler vans, one Honda, one Kia and one Toyota).
This year created the perfect storm for minivans to make a comeback. In the first half of 2021, automakers sold 167,496 new minivans, pushing the market share from 1.9% to 2.0% between Q1 and Q2, according to Cox data Automotive. The incremental increase is significant because minivans gained the 0.1% market share that full-size SUVs lost over the same period, once again demonstrating the shift from the darling SUV to the family car. to minivans.
Without the lingering major effect of a global microchip shortage on new car production, Americans would surely have bought even more minivans. The impacts on supply are evident when looking at the number of sales of minivan models in the first quarter versus the second quarter, as dealerships find it increasingly difficult to keep models on their lots. Gains in demand as well as limited supply have boosted transaction prices as a result, the average transaction price of a minivan in July 2021 to a record $ 43,033 – higher than any other segment last month.
“People carriers are extremely popular right now – after decades in the shadow of SUVs as the cool family car of choice, the van is back,” said Brian moody, editor-in-chief for Autotrader. “Trends are cyclical and the van follows suit. Vans have just the right combination of retro, uniqueness, and absolute functionality. In addition, today’s minivans are much more luxurious than previous generations. While there are limited options available in terms of model choices in inventory available on dealer lots, the all-new minivans and recently redesigned favorites have refreshed the segment and captured the attention of the car buying public. We also have anecdotal evidence that indicates that families are more eager to hit the road after being locked up for much of the past year and more, and there is no better family travel mobile than a minivan. “
While there is an abridged range of new minivan models available, the segment remains relevant due to its rich focus on family characteristics. Toyota’s recently redesigned Sienna has moved to a fully hybrid lineup that offers excellent fuel economy. The Chrysler Pacifica has an SUV styling and optional all-wheel drive. The all-new Kia Carnival offers an ultra-luxurious interior and haute couture style. The ever popular Honda Odyssey has flexible interior features, and the economy Chrysler Voyager rounds out the list of minivan options available to Americans.
The ever popular Honda Odyssey and budget Chrysler Voyager round out the list of minivan options available to Americans.
For more information from Autotrader about minivans, visit https://www.autotrader.com/oversteer/minivans-yes-minivans-are-insanely-popular-right-now.
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