Say hello to my latest champion for our next round of NamWheels Car of the Year candidates. Wait, what? A van!? You betcha…
The older I get, the more obsessed I become with purpose. It drives or defines everything and – this is just my humble opinion – its lack or absence can be absolutely devastating. That obviously applies to cars, or vehicle genres, and they don’t come more purposeful than the humble MPV…
Welcome to the year 2030!
Hyundai has released the all-new Staria which replaces the H1 in it’s entirety! I’ll never forget when Toyota released the Previa (years ago) which seemed like they had imported it from the future. Do you also remember their TV ad, stating ‘I have never seen anything like it before’?
When you’re shopping for a large MPV (that’s just a trendy acronym for “van”) naturally you’d gravitate towards Volkswagen or Mercedes; possibly Hyundai. Well, you may now add a fourth brand to that list.
Do you need a really, really fancy bus to transport some VIP’s? I may have the solution to your problems.
The beluga whale
New cars are jolly expensive these days, especially when you consider the amount of metal you get for your money. MPV’s and minibuses represent the best value but they tend to look (and feel) so boxy… enter stage left, this cool new Kia.
Does anybody still buy big MPV van things? Kia certainly thinks – or hopes – so.
Looking for a small seven-seater car, with ample leg- and head room, to expand your travel business or to zip along the Garden Route with the family? Well, Suzuki has just launched their solution to this and it is not going to cost you an arm or a leg.
The stale flaw
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class wasn’t a hugely popular vehicle to start with. I base this claim on my powers of observation in daily traffic as well as motoring conversations in my immediate circle of influence. In fact, if I consider the unkind things my peers say about Merc’s little hatch, it shouldn’t have made it past generation one.