The supermini may dominate the country’s motoring landscape, but Britain’s love affair with the compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) ]a mini minivan by US standards] continues to gather pace at a staggering rate. During the past 12 months, the top selling compact MPVs have shifted more than 140,000 units between them – a far cry from the meagre 2,600 sold back in 1998 when Renault launched the groundbreaking Megane-based Scenic.