Travel habits and home habitats have changed forever. No longer bound by an office or a physical classroom, South Africans are slowly becoming a nomadic workforce capable of working, and living, from “any home” (or anywhere they happen to be).

That’s according to Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky who was recently interviewed by Bloomberg on the changing travel habits of the world’s population.

Personal transport ‘less risky’

He predicts that the new nomadic workforce will be more comfortable getting into cars and travelling (as opposed to using public transport or flying) – because they perceive personal transport to be less risky. 

Along with this change in work and lifestyle will come a change in the cars we drive too.

“Vehicles such as convertibles may not be nearly as popular with the nomadic workforce,” predicts AutoTrader CEO George Mienie.

“Instead, SUVs (particularly seven-seaters) and people-movers (minibuses and vans with more than seven seats) are likely to climb the ranks in popularity. Buyers will opt for practical vehicles, which can carry the entire family, the pets and perhaps even mother-in-laws…”

Toyota Quantum. Image: Supplied

Top 10 minibuses and vans

Looking for an office with a view and need to get the family on the road? According to AutoTrader June 2020 results, these are the top 10 most-searched-for minibuses and vans:

  1. Mercedes-Benz V-Class
  2. Toyota Quantum
  3. Volkswagen Kombi
  4. Hyundai H-1
  5. Volkswagen Caravelle
  6. Mercedes-Benz Vito
  7. Mercedes-Benz Viano
  8. Volkswagen Transporter
  9. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  10. Ford Tourneo Custom
The Volkswagen T6.1 Caravelle Dynamic. Image: Supplied
Author: Onlineautos