Minivans of all brands: car list, overview
belong to the category of cars that are in significant demand, especially for family or collective trips. This is due to the fact that this car can accommodate much more passengers than a sedan or station wagon, and its management rights fall into a similar category. In addition, this technique consumes less fuel than most SUVs and crossovers. Consider a few variations from famous brands and their brief characteristics.
This manufacturer has several variations in this class. Learn more about the characteristics of the brand Alp Hard. This car began to be produced in 2015. Its average cost is about 3.5-4 million rubles. The vehicle is equipped with a gasoline power unit with a capacity of just over 200 horsepower and a volume of 3.5 liters.
Fuel consumption in the mixed mode is about ten liters of fuel grade AI-95.Given the capacity and weight of the car, which is more than two and a half tons - this is quite an economical indicator. "Alfrad Toyota" - a minivan that can carry seven passengers, not including the driver. The car has a length of 4.91 meters, equipped with folding seats and has an original design. Up to hundreds of kilometers, the car accelerates in eight seconds, has a speed limit of 200 kilometers per hour.
This Renault is a minivan, which in some countries is sold with the Dacia logo. It can accommodate from five to seven passengers, is equipped with a variety of equipment. There are five varieties of motors alone. The cost of the car is quite acceptable (from 10 thousand euros, or about 600 thousand Russian rubles, for cars produced in 2016).
Power plants have a volume of from 1.2 to 1.6 liters with a corresponding capacity of 85/90 or 110 "horses." The car is popular in Eastern European countries, but users note, along with good bundling and comfort, a low level of safety. This is also confirmed by special crash tests. "Reno" - a minivan, focused mainly on quiet trips out of town.
From this manufacturer consider the model Caddy. This "Volkswagen" - minivan, which is available in commercial and passenger versions. On its basis, created several similar popular modifications. The price of this vehicle varies in the region of one and a half million rubles. The car can have a 1.6-liter diesel engine (110 horsepower) or a diesel engine with 1.6 l / 102 horsepower.
The length of the body is 4.4 meters, in the car can fit from five to eight people, depending on the modification. All cars of this type are equipped with an automatic DSG company transmission.
You can also highlight the following samples from the concern Volkswagen:
- Minivan "California"
All of them are based on the "Transporter", but have their own characteristics in the design of the cabin, engines and roominess. In addition, minibuses differ in purpose and filling the power plant.
What does Citroen offer?
Minivans of all brands have fairly similar characteristics, but they also have characteristic differences. For example, Citroen offers two modern modifications in this class.One of them is called Picasso Grand-4. The machine can accommodate up to seven people, has a length of 4.5 meters. The car comes with a diesel engine of 1.6 or 2.0 liters with a capacity of 110 and 138 horsepower, respectively.
Also developed gasoline counterparts with a conventional manual transmission with five ranges. In some embodiments, an automaton with sequential gear shifting is used, without the need to use a clutch pedal. The vehicle speed is 195 km / h at the maximum, and fuel consumption is about nine liters in mixed mode.
The second model is called Multispace Berlingo. It is equipped with a 1.6-liter engine and 66 horsepower. The car consumes five liters of fuel in the city, and accelerates to one hundred kilometers in thirteen seconds with a top speed of 165 km / h.
Hyundai: Grand Starex series minivan
The popular car is designed for eight people with a driver. If necessary, you can install additional seats, increasing the capacity by another 4 people. As the power plant uses a 2.5-liter diesel engine with a power of 170 horsepower. In the petrol version, the capacity is 2.4 liters, and the power - 173 “horses”.
As a gearbox, a five-speed automatic or a mechanic with four ranges is used. "Hyundai" - a minivan, which is characterized by excellent maneuverability, the turning radius is only 5.6 meters. The length of the body - 5 m.
One of the most common in this category is the fifth series. "Mazda" - a minivan, featuring a variety of modifications. During the release of the series changed three models. Made the vehicle in the period from 1999 to 2015.
A used car can be purchased for about a million rubles. Like all makes of minivans, the car in question is suitable for long journeys, it can fit up to seven people. The unit reaches 5.58 meters in length, equipped with a manual gearbox with six ranges or a robotic system with five levels. The car accelerates to a hundred in twelve seconds, the top speed is about 190 kilometers per hour. The vehicle drives a gasoline or diesel engine with a volume of 1.6 / 1.8 / 2.0 liters.
Consider the main features that has a "Ford" (minivan) category Tourneo Connect.Designers of the company coped with the task perfectly, managed to give the car a modern look along with good performance. The car was equipped with an original grille, recognizable exterior features that will suit young families and older drivers.
The considered Ford is a minivan, which in its basic configuration is equipped with movable louvers on the radiator, an activation sensor and an information system for economical fuel consumption. Of the rest of the equipment can be noted gasoline engine per hundred horsepower, which consumes about six liters of fuel during the combined cycle. This car is also different low emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere.
This brand makes one of the best-in-class cars in terms of speed and power rating. Brand NV is available in passenger and commercial versions. The price of the car is about 35 thousand dollars (about 1 million 270 thousand rubles). This car is equipped with a four-liter six-cylinder engine or a gasoline equivalent of 5.6 liters with a capacity of 375 horsepower.
"Nissan" - a minivan, which has a seven-position automatic transmission, presented on the market in several versions, differing in height of the roof, the type of power plant and additional functionality. The passenger version is currently available only in the NV-3500 HD version.
One of the most successful projects of this Japanese company is the Grandis minivan. The car deservedly gained popularity around the world. Cars were produced until 2011, and its price was about one million rubles for a new copy. A vehicle with a body length of 4.75 meters was made with the possibility of landing six or seven passengers, equipped with a gasoline engine with a capacity of 162 horsepower and a volume of 2.4 liters. With the engine could aggregate five-speed manual gearbox or automatic with six ranges. The speed threshold of the car - two hundred kilometers per hour.
Chevrolet Orlando and Opel Zafira Tourer
"Chevrolet Orlando" is a car that can comfortably accommodate from five to seven people. It has several complete sets, namely:
- The standard version with a 1.8-liter gasoline engine and five-speed manual transmission.
- An analogue with an identical engine, but an automatic gearbox on six ranges.
- Minivan with five-speed transmission (automatic) and a two-liter power unit.
The car has an attractive exterior with a wide grille, accelerates to 190 kilometers per hour. It consumes about six liters of fuel per 100 km. The price range is from 700 to 900 thousand rubles.
No less popular among car enthusiasts is the Opel Zafira Tourer minivan. It is equipped with a 1.89 liter turbine diesel engine or 1.4 AT / 2.0 CDTi engines. The power of the last unit is 165 "horses", it aggregates with an automatic gearbox. Cars of this modification have front-wheel drive, they are economical and reliable. The vehicle accommodates seven passengers and costs at least 1.2 million rubles.
This is a nine-seat car, which in the updated version began to be produced in 2014. The machine comes with a diesel engine having a volume of 2.2 liters (power is 202 horsepower). You can switch to manual control, and the rows of seats can be supplemented or removed, depending on the number of people transported or the volume of cargo.
According to the responses of the owners, minivans of all brands have their advantages and certain disadvantages. German cars are famous for their reliability, practicality and long working life. However, they have a fairly high price and not less expensive spare parts. Chinese and Korean counterparts are much cheaper, but they have less warranty and safety.
If we summarize the cars in question, then all of them are united by the ability to transport from five to eight people, an increase in the luggage compartment by transforming the rear row of seats and efficiency compared to jeeps or crossovers. Cars are not designed for extreme trips and racing competitions. This type of car, as a minivan, is considered to be a vehicle for family trips over various distances.