Mercedes B-Class proves that there’s life in the MPV game yet

Mercedes B-Class proves that there’s life in the MPV game yet View Gallery

Most people want SUVs, not MPVs, but Mercedes’ new B-Class shows that the idea of a taller hatchback still has some mileage in it, writes Liam Shard

When Renault first launched the Espace in 1984, it seemed that we had entered a new, more rational, age of motoring. One where style (to an extent) gave way to practicality, where a car became less of an obvious status symbol and more of a motorised egg that maximised space for people and chattels.

You know what they say about good intentions, don’t you?

The love affair with MPVs (minivans, people carriers, call them what...

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