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Classification of Cars according to Body Style

Classification of Cars according to Body Style
1) Hatchback
Hatchbacks are vehicles with a separate engine area, and passenger area (or two boxes), the luggage area is enclosed with the passenger area behind the rear seats.
Example: Nano, Indica, Jazz, Punto etc.

2) Sedan/Notchback
Sedan are basically vehicles with an engine area, passenger area, and boot area (or three box), all separate.
Example: Indigo Manza, Swift Dzire etc.

3) Estate/Station Wagon
Estates or Station wagons are modified saloon vehicles by combining the boot with passenger area &extending it till the roof. The boot area is significantly larger and does not have third row seating. This
makes it convenient to carry big objects.
Example: Indigo Marina, Octavia Combi etc.

4) Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) / Multi Utility Vehicle (MUV)
MPV (Multi ­Purpose Vehicles) or MUV (Multi Utility Vehicles) can have the engine, passenger area and boot area enclosed together or they can have the engine area separate and the passenger and boot area enclosed. MUV/MPV can also have third row of seating. These vehicles are two wheel drive.
Example: Sumo Grande, Tata Tavera, Tata Innova etc.

5) Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)
These vehicle have large tyres, higher seating, higher ground clearance. The engine area is separate and the passenger and boot area are enclosed together. These vehicles are either
equipped with 4 wheel drive or has as an option of 4 wheel drive.
Example: Safari, Scorpio, Gypsy, Fortuner.

6) Pick­-Up Truck
These vehicle have large tyres, higher seating capacity, higher ground clearance. The engine area is separate and the passenger compartment available in
single or double cab configurations. Also, luggage loading bay is available behind the passenger compartment. These vehicles are either equipped with 4
wheel drive or has as an option of 4 wheel drive.
Example: Xenon, Scorpio Getaway etc.

7) Van
The engine is placed below the passenger area. Vans can also have Third row of seating. They are also taller and generally more spacious.
Example: Winger, Ace Magic, Omni etc.
Now, we hope you understood that which type of car you have.

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