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2019 Ford S-Max, Galaxy updates revealed

Ford Europe has announced meaningful updates to the S-Max and Galaxy people movers, amid growing speculation they won't be offered for all that much longer. The headline upgrade is a new 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, offered in 88kW, 110kW and 139kW tunes...

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2018 Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 review
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2018 Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 review

The Volkswagen Multivan Kombi 70 has all the right ingredients to surf on the waves of nostalgia. But underneath the retro chic exterior, does it actually stack up as a people mover?


2018 Honda Odyssey VTi-L review
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2018 Honda Odyssey VTi-L review

Call it what you like, MPV, minivan, people mover… The Honda Odyssey can’t muster the same level of enthusiasm as similarly sized SUVs with seven seats.


2019 Kia Carnival review
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2019 Kia Carnival review

Kia has added more tech and more safety to its already segment-leading people mover. But is the 2019 Kia Carnival proof an MPV can be sexy?


2019 Kia Carnival pricing and specs
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2019 Kia Carnival pricing and specs

Kia has revealed local pricing and specifications for its updated Carnival people mover (link opens in new tab), which now kicks off at $42,490 before on-road costs. Power comes from a choice of 3.3-litre V6 petrol or 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engines, both of which are hooked up to a new eight-speed automatic transmission...


2018 Suzuki Ertiga unveiled
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2018 Suzuki Ertiga unveiled

The second-generation Suzuki Ertiga has made its global debut at the 2018 Jakarta motor show. Measuring 4395mm long, 1735mm wide, 1690mm tall and riding on a 2740mm wheelbase, the Ertiga seats seven people across three rows. It's based on the Heartect platform underpinning the latest Baleno and Swift. Boot space is limited to 153 litres when all the seats are up...


2018 LDV G10 Executive arrives from $36,990 drive-away
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2018 LDV G10 Executive arrives from $36,990 drive-away

LDV has announced a limited-edition, higher-grade 'Executive' trim for its G10 people-mover, priced from $36,990 drive away. Power in the Executive comes from the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine as the regular G10, making 165kW and 330Nm. You also get the same six-speed ZF automatic transmission as before too, putting power to the front wheels...


2018 Citroen Berlingo passenger van unveiled
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2018 Citroen Berlingo passenger van unveiled

Vans and people movers have a simple job: to move lots of people or equipment with a minimum of fuss. That means they're often utilitarian boxes-on-wheels, high on practicality but lacking pizazz. Citroen, though, has famously never been a slave to conventional design. Rather than turning out another bland box, the French brand is trying to break the mould when it comes to van design...


2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso review
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2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso review

People movers have fallen out of fashion as a mode of hauling larger families. But the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso makes a compelling and attractive argument why people movers should be on buyers' consideration lists.


Family haulers: Volkswagen Multivan v Honda Odyssey
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Family haulers: Volkswagen Multivan v Honda Odyssey

When you need to move a lot of people around, your options are limited. A seven-seat SUV might not have the 'daggy' stereotype of a people mover, but you can't argue against the practicality of a van. Over the Easter long weekend my family descended on my tiny apartment with big plans to explore the city and experience everything Sydney has to offer...


2018 Honda Odyssey revealed in Detroit: US-market MPV debuts new 10-speed auto, but not for Australia
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2018 Honda Odyssey revealed in Detroit: US-market MPV debuts new 10-speed auto, but not for Australia

The all-new US-market 2018 Honda Odyssey has been revealed at the Detroit motor show, debuting the company's new 10-speed automatic transmission. In terms of its design, the new American Odyssey is somewhere between the model sold here and the catfish-looking previous-generation car that was sold in the States...


Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo confirmed for Australia
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Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo confirmed for Australia

Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia has confirmed its luxury camper van, the Marco Polo Activity, will available in Australia from next year with a starting price of $69,990 (plus on-road costs). The Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity is based on the German brand's people mover, the Valente, and can seat up to seven people with a host of features designed to make that road trip even more comfortable...


LDV e-G10 revealed in Guangzhou, under consideration for Australia
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LDV e-G10 revealed in Guangzhou, under consideration for Australia

The all-electric LDV e-G10 has been unveiled over the weekend at the Guangzhou motor show, becoming the Chinese manufacturer's latest model in its expanding line-up. Powered by a 75kW/380Nm electric motor, the LDV e-G10 can accelerate from 0-100km/h in under 14 seconds on its way to a top speed of 150km/h...


2016 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Review
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2016 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Review

The future of family transport is here in the 2016 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso. James takes a look to see if this designer people-mover has practical traits to go with the funky looks.


2016 LDV G10 Nine-Seater Review
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2016 LDV G10 Nine-Seater Review

The LDV G10 nine-seater looks like amazing value, but does it stack up to used products from name brands?


2016 Kia Carnival Platinum Review
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2016 Kia Carnival Platinum Review

Need extra seats? Why squish into a seven-seat SUV when the eight-seat Kia Carnival offers so much more space and comfort? People-movers have come a long way.


2016 Toyota Tarago GLX V6 Review
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2016 Toyota Tarago GLX V6 Review

The 2016 Toyota Tarago V6 GLX is long in the tooth, but it's still pretty good for buyers looking for a powerful people-mover.


2016 Volkswagen Caravelle Review
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2016 Volkswagen Caravelle Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Caravelle is the cheapest way into a European people-mover – but is it any good?


Mercedes-Benz Valente v Volkswagen Caravelle Comparison
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Mercedes-Benz Valente v Volkswagen Caravelle Comparison

If you need to move bulk stuff, you buy a van. If you need to move bulk people, you buy a van with seats in the back. That’s exactly what these two German models are – goods vans that have been converted to be people movers – in the form of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Valente and 2016 Volkswagen Caravelle...


2016 Ford Transit 12-seat bus pricing and specifications
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2016 Ford Transit 12-seat bus pricing and specifications

The 2016 Ford Transit range has expanded in Australia this week with the addition of a 12-seater bus variant targeted at businesses, schools, sport clubs and government departments. Behind the three standard seats in the front, the new Ford Transit 410L LWD adds nine more seats in a 2-3-4 configuration over its regular mid-roofed van counterpart...