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Mini-vans likely to grow in popularity as China eases one-child policy

Industry players say the appetite for bigger cars is strong enough in China, where extended families often live under one roof, to potentially turn it into the largest MPV market after the US.


CAR MAKERS are betting that Chinese families will embrace the mini-van, hoping that the larger, unsexy sibling of the bestselling SUV will become the next big thing just as Beijing relaxes the one-child policy.

Mini-vans, or multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs), were front and