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GM#39;s minivans never met with critical or success, despite the company#39;s efforts to redefine the segment. The minivan trio were the U-bodies: The 1990 Chevrolet APV (mechanically unrelated to the sedan of the name), Pontiac Trans and Oldsmobile Silhouette. The Lumina APV was to be the model, the Trans.

GM#39;s have never met with or commercial success, despite the continual efforts to redefine the The original minivan trio the so-called U-bodies: The 1990 Lumina APV (mechanically unrelated to the of the same name), Pontiac Sport and Oldsmobile Silhouette. The APV was to be the value-oriented model, the Trans would appeal to more buyers, while the Silhouette was the luxury minivan (referred to as the of minivans in the 1995 film Get

While styling between the varied slightly, all were by an extremely long nose, prompted some in the media to dub the dustbuster minivans. The resulting position put the driver behind feet of dashboard, which quite a while to get used to, and put off buyers. The front-wheel drive were mechanically on par with the sporting first a 120-hp V-6 engine, replaced in 1992 by a 170-hp V-6.

Handling was widely regarded as for a van, and the seating arrangement was flexible. However, the styling was too for most people, and even a refresh that shortened the and gave the Lumina APV and Trans a slightly less radical didn#39;t improve sales.

The Oldsmobile Silhouette, Pontiac Sport and Chevrolet Venture much more conventional modeled heavily after the more successful Chrysler Two wheelbases were offered, with flexible seating and European influence in the suspension since the van was also sold in as an Opel Sintra.

All of the second-generation vans were by a 3.4-liter V-6 with 180 horsepower; an 5 horses were found in The van was initially available in front drive, and all-wheel drive an option in 2001. One or two sliding were available.

While on paper the vans competitive, and critics at the time that they all drove problems with the designs early. While the NHTSA the vans moderate crash scores of four stars for the three for the front passenger, and in side impacts.

However, the Institute for Highway Safety labeled the 1997 Pontiac Sport poor in its offset barrier test, a definite off for safety-conscious families. Another was a third row that didn#39;t down into the floor, by a staple feature among The resulting poor cargo management was easily bested by from Chrysler, Toyota and

The rear seats were regarded as uncomfortable.

GM compensated by on gadgets. The 2000 Chevy boasted a Warner Bros. which included a DVD player for the seat passengers and Bugs badges on the exterior. Pontiac the Trans Sport pun and renamed its van the in 1999.

The Oldsmobile Silhouette was off in 2004 when GM shut the division.

In 2005 all of the vans revised extensively, but few of the underlying were resolved. The Chevy became the Uplander, the Pontiac gained an SV6 badge, and the Oldsmobile was supplanted by the Buick Terraza. The division also got a minivan at time called the Relay.

The vans had been restyled to more like crossover but sales remained dismal, and all had cancelled by the 2008 model when GM pulled out of the minivan altogether.

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