When our photography and video crew cover an auto show, they've got a lot of gear to haul. Cargo space is a priority, but when you're hitting the road for an 11-hour trek from Montreal to Detroit with people on board, you also need room to stretch out and chillax.
The weapon of choice to head down to the 2012 Detroit Auto Show was the Volkswagen Routan minivan, with a 283-hp V6 engine, seven-passenger seating and up to 4,089 litres of cargo space. Check out Anthony, Sebastien, Ghislain and Phil's impressions of the Routan on the trip.
The 2014 Kia Rondo is a compact crossover that may moonlight as a minivan, but lacks the signature sliding doors found on its principal rival, the Mazda5. Without moving away from its family-hauler vocation, the new Rondo is a more modern and dynamic product than previous generations.