Minivan/Van

EV to use new VW platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

Volkswagen will build a production version of its BUDD-e electric vehicle concept, a senior VW executive told Britain's Car magazine. The VW Microbus-inspired BUDD-e debuted last month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas using a new platform designed for EVs....
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Toyota's U2 van concept to pop up in Toronto

10:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016

Toyota's U2 Urban Utility small delivery van concept will make its global auto show debut in Toronto next week. The U2 -- pronounced “U-squared” -- features retracting roof panels and a “configurable utility rail system,” according to a news release....
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What people are saying about the Chrysler Pacifica

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles aims to pump new life into a segment it created more than 30 years ago with a new minivan that will carry the Pacifica badge. Here's what analysts, journalists and others are saying about it:...
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Chrysler makes over mom's minivan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Chrysler, vowing to shake up a segment it created and dominated for years, is dropping the venerable Town & Country badge and reviving the Pacifica nameplate as part of a sweeping overhaul of its minivan strategy. The 2017 Pacifica, riding on an all-new platform, looks more like a crossover than your mom's minivan....
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Honda's fifth-generation Odyssey spied

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Spy shots of Honda testing its fifth-generation Odyssey minivan show there's just no disguising a minivan for anything else. Few details are obvious from the photos but two things are clear: The zigzag window line between the B and C pillars of the fourth generation is no more. And Honda may finally be ready to integrate the sliding door track at the bottom of the window like the rest of the industry, rather than have it slide through the quarter panel....
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VW Microbus to return as an EV?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Volkswagen's battery-electric Microbus concept to be unveiled next month at International CES, the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, will preview a production version due in 2017, according to British magazine Autocar....
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BLOG: VW Microbus returning with electric powertrain?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

The Volkswagen Microbus will return as an electric vehicle, debuting at the CES tech extravaganza before heading into production, according to a report....
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BLOG: VW Microbus returning with electric powertrain?

10:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

The Volkswagen Microbus will return as an electric vehicle, debuting at the CES tech extravaganza before heading into production, according to a report....
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VW's Seat brand will drop Altea minivan in move to SUVs

Aug. 25, 2015 06:01 CET

Volkswagen Group's Seat unit will discontinue its Altea and Altea XL compact minivans as the brand begins to add a family of SUVs....
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Mazda slips 7.1% as little minivan is phased out

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Mazda's U.S. sales fell 7.1 percent last month to 27,157 units, largely because of a phase-out of the six-seat Mazda5....
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Truck, luxury car demand drive record June sales in Canada

1:38 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2015

A healthy appetite for trucks and luxury cars pushed auto sales in Canada to a record high for June, according to data released on Thursday....
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Dodge plans to produce '17 minivan

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015

The death of the current-generation Dodge Grand Caravan may have been greatly exaggerated. According to company documents, Fiat Chrysler plans to continue production of the current Dodge people hauler at least into the 2017 model year....
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Alfa's new sport sedan to get Ferrari V-6 power, report says

10:07 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2015

The new Alfa Romeo sport sedan, which is set to be introduced next week in Italy, is expected to feature a Ferrari-derived V-6 engine under the hood, according to a report....
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Mercedes-Benz mulls return of R class for some markets

10:07 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2015

Mercedes-Benz, acknowledging the resurgence in luxury SUVs and crossovers following a brief lull, may bring the R class back to some international markets, according to a report....
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AM General has big plans for MV-1 wheelchair vans

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015

AM General earned a name for itself building vehicles for other people: the original Humvee for military customers and the Hummer H2 SUV for General Motors. Now, AM General is trying to make a reputation as an original equipment manufacturer in its own right, building and selling the Mobility Ventures MV-1 wheelchair accessible van....
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Dodge, Chrysler minivans won't be recalled after stall investigation

11:49 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2015

U.S. safety regulators have ended an investigation into stalling problems in older-model Fiat Chrysler minivans, saying the issues would not likely lead to crashes....
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FCA works on strategy to keep price-sensitive minivan buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2015

Fiat Chrysler wants to retain buyers of sub-$25,000 minivans, despite the automaker's decision to drop its lower-priced Dodge Grand Caravan, says Chrysler brand chief Al Gardner....
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Ford unveils new Galaxy minivan with fresh styling, advanced safety features

April 3, 2015 06:01 CET

Ford unveiled its latest Galaxy large minivan with a fresh design, fuel-efficient engines and advanced safety systems. The Galaxy will join the new S-Max large minivan in the automaker's freshened people-mover lineup. The seven-seat Galaxy is aimed at families while the S-Max has a broader appeal with its sporty styling....
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Nooses found at FCA minivan plant subject of investigation

1:01 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015

A pair of nooses were found late last week on the truck and near the workstation of a black laborer working on the retooling of Fiat Chrysler's Windsor Assembly Plant, the Windsor Star reported today....
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Spy photos hint at Dodge minivan

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015

The next Fiat Chrysler minivan is supposed to be badged a Chrysler, but spy photographers have snapped pictures of a minivan prototype that appears to be a Dodge....
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Pickup rollout pinches supply of GM vans

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

General Motors' full-size vans have been in short supply for months as GM scrambles to boost production at a St. Louis-area assembly plant, frustrating some fleet customers and dealers....
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VW says new Touran is lighter, roomier, more frugal

Feb. 25, 2015 12:13 CET

VW's new lighter, roomier Touran minivan will offer the biggest luggage compartment in its class, along with new active and passive safety features and seamless connectivity to Apple and Android smartphones, the automaker said....
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Next-gen Chrysler minivan will be taller, wider with a rotary shifter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2015

The next-generation Chrysler Town & Country minivan will get a rotary shifter and other interior features common in Fiat Chrysler vehicles. The minivan also will be slightly taller and wider than the current version. The revelations come from spy photographers and supplier documents posted online....
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