MPV’s or Multi Purpose Vehicles are sometimes referred to as “people carriers” in reference for their generous seating capacity. MPV’s are all about providing an economical solution for moving a lot of people around in comfort.
MPV’s first arrived onto the car market in the 1980’s with the introduction of the Chrysler Voyager and Renault Espace. Gone are the days of MPV’s simply being van’s with seats and windows. Today MPVs include all the creature comforts and fuel efficient powertrains that you’d expect in a modern vehicle, combined with configurable seating and load space options. In terms of sheer practicality, MPV’s are hard to beat.
MPV at a glance
|Enough seats for large families|
|More fuel efficient than traditional minivans|
|Configurable load space|
Fun Fact- In 1994 Renault brought to life the “Espace F1” concept car, which still holds the title of the worlds fastest MPV. Featuring a 3.5 litre Renault V10 Formula 1 engine that delivered 820hp, the Espace F1 could accelerate from 0-62mph (100kmh) in 2.8s and achieved a top speed of 194 mph (312kph).