'We think the Scenic is a permanent class because customers are looking for multifunction form and convenience. We in Toyota practice it a little differently, our Picnic is bigger and we tried to move it a step forward. These vehicles will be a permanent feature of suburban areas.'
Juan Jose Diaz Ruiz, executive vice president, Toyota Motor Europe
'The success is an answer to your question. One may think that this kind of car will substitute for regular sedans in Europe in the future.'
Andrea Pininfarina, chief executive, Pininfarina
'It will be another class. Scenic cars look so very distinct, people cannot equate them with cars like the Escort.'
Heinz Prechter, left, chairman, ASC
'This small minivan is exactly what people want for many different uses: to move their family, to go on holidays, and so on.
'So the success of Scenic is not a limited phenomenon. Many carmakers will do the same. Mitsubishi is of course in a very good position for this, because of our experience.'
Gugliemo Consonni, commercial general manager, Mitsubishi Motors Italy