Geely MPV Concept Shows Minivan Design Doesn’t Have To Be Terrible
Take notes, Honda Odyssey design team.
What a time to be alive. Of all things, who would've thought that a minivan would ever be held as a beacon of good design? Well, here we are. Geely has released pictures of its MPV Concept set to debut later this week at the Shanghai Auto Show and it's actually quite the looker. It seems to blend design elements from Mazda, Acura, and Kia to create a look that's sharp, cohesive, and well-proportioned.
The front end sports a design that could be described as a much less offensive interpretation of the Acura beak. The rear-wraparound greenhouse treatment creates a nice, floating roofline effect, just like--to my eyes, at least--the current leader of minivan design, the Kia Sedona. Around the back, taillights and chrome are integrated into the body lines in a way that's reminiscent of the current Mazda CX-9.
Mind you, this is still an auto show concept that may or may not ever see a production version. If a Geely minivan does end up happening, however, I think this is a great starting point.
What do you think? Did Geely just create the Aston Martin of minivans? Will soccer moms and dads finally end their craze for crossovers? Let us know in the comments.