Nissan has released the first image of the next generation Quest minivan and is attempting to change the image, not for the first time, of a vehicle in a class that exists because of utility.
The Quest in one of its previous versions attempted to use radical styling to set itself apart from the quintessential mom-mobiles, which offered unsurpassed levels of utility that minivans provide, going all the way back to the original and still formidable Chrysler minivans.
Nissan says that along with “top levels of quality and reliability, the all-new design is a fusion of sophistication, security and thoughtful utility for both families and empty-nesters alike.” Sound familiar?
The new Quest, which will be available in early 2011. The last major redesign was 2007, so this is a mid-cycle freshening.