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Toyota Matrix, Mazda Protege5, Suzuki Aerio, Hatchback
#6 of 8 lavita by Hyundai
Nov 27, 2003 (2:55 am)
This microvan is a huge seller in other parts of the world. Based the Elantra platform, it has the versatility of the PT Cruiser, Toyota Scion Suzuki Aerio and others of that type.Production has been upped on it's introduction in the Phillipines. A great web site for specs and photos can be found at an Australian site.
www.keema.com.au How I wish this unit was imported to the U.S.
#7 of 8 Microvans: Fad or wave of the future?
Nov 28, 2003 (11:35 am)
I guess I don't see these as appreciably different from the hatchbacks which have been around for years. The styling changes with trends but the function is the same.
As much as you can argue that the minivan is a replacement for what used to be a station wagon, you can argue that the microvan is the replacement for the hatchback. Personally, I'm not fond of the box look alot of these cars have but I suppose thats to copy SUV styling that for some reason, folks seem to like. We'll see how they sell.
#8 of 8 I too would like to see...
Nov 28, 2003 (2:29 pm)
the Lavita imported. Of course I'd like to see the Getz over here too. Much more interesting than the Accent.