Multi-purpose vehicle or multi-purpose vehicle ( MPV ) is very popular in Indonesia due to the characteristics of consumers who are ” family ” . Well , in the ” country ” sedans and pickups , United States ( U.S. ) , prestige of this type of vehicle slowly began to back up.
MPV minivan category designation in the US- arguably less prominence in the global market . The form is big and tends to messing ( boxy ) is often considered old school and less trendy . This type of vehicle began to lose prominence since the 1980s . Today , many manufacturers refer to this type of vehicle as ” people mover ” or “family haulers ” , created to avoid any jargon that seem old school minivan .
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" Nobody wants to be categorized as a minivan , but at the same time , they should be able to take advantage of these vehicles deliver . The harder you convince that it’s not a minivan , consumers increasingly convinced that it is a minivan , " Said Jessica Caldwell , an auto analyst from Edmunds . com , reported by Autoblog ( 27/05/2014 ) .
Now , with an increasingly complex market conditions than before , the car and the roomy cabin that offers more passenger numbers began to rise . The vehicle type is now considered to be suitable for a small family who live in a congested city .
In 2000 , the total MPV sales peaked around 1.3 million units in the United States . However , this number decreased to 434,000 units in 2009 , resulting in a number of brand marketing discontinue some models in this segment . Now , only eight models rely on the market , sales in 2013 rose to 532 000 units . Opportunities are quite tempting for a number of car brands and sales figures are expected to continue to rise as more and more models are offered this year