Categories Of Cars

There are a number of cars that are classified in terms of many ideologies.When it comes to a common men’s statement, there is still a requirement to clear the basic understanding of vehicle type, so here they are with a little summary.Hope it will be helpful:-


  1. Hatchback
  2. Sedan
  3. Muv
  4. Suv
  5. Luxury Cars


Hatch backA hatchback is a car body configuration with a rear door that swings upward to provide access to a cargo area. Hatchbacks may feature fold-down second-row seating, where the interior can be flexibly reconfigured to prioritise passenger vs. cargo volume. Hatchbacks may feature two- or three-box design.

Further, they can be categorised in three.We have sorted them out as per models available on Indian Roads.

(a). Basic Hatchback-Maruti Alto, Maruti Alto 800, Maruti AltoK10, Maruti Wagon R, MarutiCelerio, Maruti A-star, Maruti Zen, Maruti Zen Estilo, Hyundai Santro, Hyundai Santro Xing, Hyundai I10, Hyundai Grand I10, Hyundai Eon, Chevrolet Spark, Honda Brio, Tata Nano, Datsun Go, Renault KWID, Mahindra Verito, Mahindra e2o T2

(b). Mid-segment Hatch back-Tata Bolt, Tata Indica, Tata Indica Vista, Hyundai I20, Hyundai I20 Elite, Hyundai i20 Active, Hyundai Getz, Honda Jazz, Maruti Ritz, Maruti Swift, Maruti Omni, MarutiEeco, Nissan Micra, Renault Pulse, Mahindra Verito Vibe, Mahindra KUV 100, Ford Figo, Toyota EtiosLiva, Fiat Punto, Fiat Abarth Punto EVO, Fiat Avventura, Fiat Palio, Datsun Go Plus, Chevrolet Sail Hatchback, Chevrolet Beat, Chevrolet UVA, Chevrolet Aveo U-VA

(c). B-segment Hatchback-MarutiBaleno (After 2015), Maruti S-Cross, Volkswagen Polo, Skoda Fabia.

2. SedanA sedan car is a four-door vehicle that often seats four to five people and has characteristics such as a closed roof and a fixed B-pillar between the front and rear windows. The sedan is one of the most common body types on the road, with variations that include two-door and fastback.

Further again they can be categorised in three.We have sorted them out as per models available:-

(a). Basic Sedan-Maruti Swift Dzire, Maruti Esteem, MarutiBaleno (Before 2010), Honda City, Honda Amaze, Tata Indigo CS, Tata Zest, Ford Ikon, Ford Classic, Ford Fiesta (Before 2013), Chevrolet Sail Sedan, Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Xcent, Hyundai Verna (Before 2011), Mitsubishi Lancer, Toyota Etios, Toyota Corolla (Before 2013), Mahindra Renault Logan, Opel Astra, Opel Corsa.

(b) Mid-sized Sedan-MarutiCiaz, Maruti SX4, Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Optra, Chevrolet Magnum Optra, Nissan Sunny, Fiat Linea, Renault Scala, Honda Civic, Honda Accord (Before 2011), Toyota Corolla Altis (After 2014), Toyota Camry (Before 2013), Hyundai Elantra (Before 2013), Hyundai Sonata (Before 2012), Hyundai Verna Fluidic (After 2011), Ford Fusion, Ford Figo Aspire, Tata Manza, Mitsubishi Cedia.

(c). Premium Sedan-Skoda Octavia (Before 2012), Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid, Maruti Suzuki Kizashi, Toyota Prius, Ford Fiesta (After 2014).

(d). Ultra premium Sedan-Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Chevrolet Cruze, Renault Fluence, Skoda Superb, Skoda Laura, Skoda Octavia (After 2015), Honda Accord (After 2013), Hyundai Elantra (After 2013), Hyundai Sonata (After 2013), Toyota Camry (After 2013), Toyota Camry Hybrid, Nissan Teana.

(e). Luxury Sedan segment-Audi A3, Audi A4, BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes E-Class, Volkswagen Phaeton, Volkswagen Beetle, Mini Countryman Cooper, Mini Cooper Convertible, DC Avanti 2 L.

3. MUV= MUV stands for a multi-utility vehicle. It is used for various purposes and the cars of this segment are known for their duty-ness, durability, stability, looks, reliability, etc. Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Tata Sumo and Mahindra Bolero are some of the vehicles falling into the category of MUV.

We list you available on road examples-Ford Ecosport, Mahindra TUV 300, Mahindra Quanto, MarutiErtiga, Chevrolet Enjoy, Renault Lodgy, Honda BRV, Honda Mobilio, Tata Venture, Nissan Evalia.

4. SUV= A sports utility vehicle or suburban utility vehicle (SUV) is a vehicle similar to a station wagon or estate car, usually equipped with four-wheel drive for on- or off-road ability. Some SUVs include the towing capacity of a pickup truck with the passenger-carrying space of a minivan or large sedan.

Live examples are-(Suv)-Honda CRV, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Tata Safari, Tata Safari DICOR, Tata Safari Storme, Tata Sumo, Tata Sumo Gold, Tata Aria, Tata Xenon, Tata Winger, Toyota Innova, Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra Bolero, Mahindra Scorpio, Mahindra Thar, Mahindra XUV 500, Mahindra Xylo, Ford Endeavour, Hyundai Creta, Maruti Grand Vitara, MarutiVitaraBrezza, Maruti Versa DX2, Maruti Gypsy, Chevrolet Tavera, Force One EX.

SUV-Mid Segment-Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Volkswagen Touareg, Chevrolet Captiva, Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Santafe, Mahindra SsangYong Rexton, Skoda Yeti, Renault Koleos, Isuzu MU 7.

SUV Premium or Luxury segment-Audi Q3, Audi Q5, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X5, Land Rover Range Rover, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover Freelander 2, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes GL-Class, Mercedes ML 250, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.

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