Automakers renaming Minivans

, Posted: Fri, June 6 2014 at 4:45 PM, Updated: Fri, June 6 2014 at 4:50 PM

Automakers renaming Minivans

What's in a name? A lot when it comes to selling vehicles. 

Call them "People Movers," "Multi-Purpose Vehicles," or even "Family Haulers" just don't call them "Minivans."

Hoping to spur sales and break the stigma associated with soccer moms and baby seats, a number of automakers are ditching the name "Minivan."

Ford recently added a "Transit Connect Wagon" to its line-up, while Chrysler is introducing a new "People Mover."

The biggest visual similarity between the Minivans of old and the not-Minivans of today remains the sliding doors. Automakers say that is where the similarities end.

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