The 'dad saloon' is dead...long live the MPV mum

Mark Nichol


According to a survey by Aviva insurance, traditional car ownership trends have reversed, with women driving big SUVs while men drive smaller cars.

Back in the '80s it was normal to see a family with a big three-box family saloon or hatchback (a Ford Sierra or Vauxhall Cavalier, for example) for the man of the house, while his wife had a smaller runabout, like a Fiesta.