Leisure activity vehicle
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A leisure activity vehicle (abbreviated LAV) is a small van, generally related to a supermini or subcompact car, with two or three seat rows, and a large, tall car boot and tailgate. The Matra Rancho, introduced in 1977, pre-dated the category. LAV's have become popular in Europe in the 1990s as a cheaper and roomier alternative to small family cars.
Leisure activity vehicles are different from mini MPVs in that the former are taller and have a longer and more horizontal bonnet and a more vertical windshield. Mini MPVs have higher, more vertical seats than LAVs, while these have seats similarly placed as to hatchbacks, sedans and station wagons.
As leisure activity vehicles sometimes have an extended wheelbase over other superminis, they are longer than the station wagons and mini MPVs they are based on. For example, the Fiat Doblò is one of the longest LAVs with a total length of 4,255 mm (167.5 in), versus the 4,050 mm (159.4 in) of the Opel Meriva (a mini MPV) and the 4,030 mm (158.7 in) of the Peugeot 206 SW (a supermini).
List of leisure activity vehicles (similar vehicles are grouped together):
|Citroën Berlingo/Peugeot Partner (Ranch)||1996-2008||Citroën Xsara/Peugeot 306 platform|
|Citroën Berlingo/Peugeot Partner (Ranch) II||2008-present||PSA PF2 platform|
|Renault Kangoo I/Nissan Kubistar||1997-2007||Renault Clio I platform|
|Renault Kangoo II/Mercedes-Benz Citan||2007-present||Nissan C platform|
|Nissan NV200||2009-present||Nissan B platform|
|Toyota Fun Cargo/Yaris Verso||Toyota NBC platform (XP20)|
|Fiat Doblò Mk1||2000-2009||Fiat Punto II platform|
|Fiat Doblò Mk2/Opel/Vauxhall Combo Tour D||2009-present||Fiat-GM SCCS|
|Sevel LAV||Fiat-GM SCCS|
|Ford Tourneo Courier||2014-present||Ford B3 platform|
|Ford Tourneo Connect||2003–2013||Ford C170 platform|
|Ford Tourneo Connect||2012-present||Ford Global C platform|
|Vokswagen Caddy Life||2003-present||Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform (Volkswagen Touran)|
|Škoda Roomster/Praktik||2006-2015||Volkswagen Group A4 (PQ34) platform/Volkswagen Group A04 (PQ24) platform|
|Dacia Dokker||2013-present||Dacia Lodgy|