I felt these were somewhat of an actual mpv (multi purpose vehicle) as they are offered in Japan.
This generation of the MPV is also a 4 door, which all doors are hinged. The 2nd generation is more like a van with the sliding doors.
The MPV is powered by 2.5, 2.6 4 cylinder or a V6. Engine was in the front, but the MPV came in rwd or 4WD. Automatic and manual was available.
The bad thing is that these crossovers between a van and a SUV was that it had bad gas mileage and headgasket issues. Hopefully the head gasket deal was due to materials as many head gaskets have improved tremedously.
|America as expected|
|Japan as expected.|
Japan.. as expected.
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