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2022 Kia Carnival Review

2022 Kia Carnival Review

You could accuse Kia of trickery with the 2022 Carnival, a minivan that pretends to be an SUV, but sometimes you have to sugar the medicine that people need to take. Practical, flexible, and capable modern minivans may be, but for many drivers they're still far from desirable, even if in a lot of cases they'd be the most sensible option.

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2022 Renault Traffic SpaceNomad arrives in European showrooms next year

2022 Renault Traffic SpaceNomad arrives in European showrooms next year

French auto giant Renault had something unique to show at the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon. It presented the Traffic SpaceNomad, a Traffic minivan modified by French campervan manufacturer Pilote. More than just a concept, the Renault TrafficSpace Nomad is arriving at European showrooms beginning early 2022. It will first go on sale in Switzerland and hit the road in Germany, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, and France.

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Chrysler Pacifica is the latest vehicle to idle production due to chip shortage

Chrysler Pacifica is the latest vehicle to idle production due to chip shortage

A microchip shortage is ravaging the US automotive industry as many automakers have been forced to idle production of some of their most popular vehicles. While some vehicles see their production stopped entirely, other automakers are building their vehicles minus critical parts to be added later when the chips required are available. The latest vehicle to have production impacted by the chip shortage is the Chrysler Pacifica.

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2022 Hyundai Staria MPV production model revealed: The minivan is back in fashion

2022 Hyundai Staria MPV production model revealed: The minivan is back in fashion

South Korean automaker Hyundai gave us a sneak peek at its 2022 Staria MPV last week, the next-gen replacement for its Starex ( or Hyundai iMax and Hyundai i800) minivan. From the onset, it's clear Hyundai wanted something different for its newest people carrier, in the same manner how Kia is forging the SUV route in penning its 2022 Carnival.

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Hyundai Staria MPV previews next-gen Starex bearing futuristic design cues

Hyundai Staria MPV previews next-gen Starex bearing futuristic design cues

Hyundai recently unveiled a few teaser images of its newest Staria MPV, the venerable replacement to the brand's longstanding Starex minivan. Also known as the Hyundai iMax and Hyundai i800 in other parts of the world, the Hyundai Staria is proof that minivans are alive and kicking despite the continuous onslaught of new crossovers and SUVs.

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2022 Kia Carnival debuts February 23 wearing Kia’s new logo

2022 Kia Carnival debuts February 23 wearing Kia’s new logo

After unveiling the brand-new 2022 Carnival virtually last June, Kia’s newest MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) is now a GUV (Grand Utility Vehicle), and it’s coming very soon. In a recent announcement, the all-new Kia Carnival is officially debuting on February 23, 2021. Formerly referred to as the Sedona, the Carnival is the first new Kia vehicle in North America to wear Kia’s brand-spanking new logo.

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Review – Minivan, Max Versatility

2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Review – Minivan, Max Versatility

I would rather own a 2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD than most burly three-row SUVs with similar price tags, and I think you should want one too. It's not being intentionally contrary these days to voice some affection for the minivan, almost as overlooked as the wagon but arguably far more practical than the SUVs and crossovers which currently dominate North American vehicle sales.

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2021 Toyota Sienna lands at dealerships next month

2021 Toyota Sienna lands at dealerships next month

Toyota has announced that its refined 2021 Sienna van will be hitting dealerships around the US in November. The automaker says the new Sienna reimagines the minivan for a broader range of life stages and activities. One significant new feature for the 2021 Sienna range is that hybrid power is standard across all trims.

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