Vans of the 1970’s and 80’s was light-duty trucks produced by three Detroit manufacturers: Chrysler, Ford, General Motors.
Vans are unique vehicles, offering greater interior cargo and passenger space than any other type of car or light truck. The primary function of van is to move people. Vans exists to provide comfortable transportation, generally carry more passengers and have a longer lifetime than cars.
The high driver’s seating position they offer provides a better view of traffic ahead, (and their truck heritage makes them better able to withstand collision forces), both important safety considerations. In addition, the size of a van makes it more visible in traffic and, statistics show, visibility generally means that people are less likely to run into you. The Van’s has higher center of gravity. The longer wheelbase of a van- as compared to a passenger car- also contributes to a more comfortable ride, with less pitching in response to uneven road surfaces. Vans are also one of the last bastions of the V8 engine- more specifically, the large- displacement V8 with enough horsepower to move heavier-than-average loads.