Why minivans are the hottest thing right now

Forget pickup trucks, sports cars, and rugged SUVs. What car shoppers seem to want to park in their driveways right now is a new minivan.

That’s right: minivans are the new hotness, something we haven’t said in over a generation. According to Cox Automotive research, a new minivan is the most challenging vehicle to locate on a dealer’s lot.

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The auto industry uses the term “Days’ Supply” to measure the theoretical number of days it would take car dealers to run out of a particular type of vehicle if manufacturers’ shipments stopped entirely. At under 20 days, minivans currently have the lowest Days’ Supply of any segment in the industry. The market average across all new-car segments is now 30 days, which is still well below what dealers and automakers would

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