There are many choices in today’s car market, with more than 400 different models and types of cars are available. Making sense of it all can be difficult. What are the different types of vehicles? The first thing you should know is that “cars” means “passenger cars of all kinds.” To keep it simple, we’ve divided all of those car options into nine major categories that include all the essential car models, from coupes to full-size sedans to crossover SUVs.
An easy way to describe what a car looks like. What is the first thing you notice when a vehicle comes to you on the road? Its condition. That’s called “body style.” Is it long and organizational? Is it soft and smooth? How many doors does it have? The body style is an easy way to differentiate a car.
A sedan is a car with a closed body with an engine, passengers, and equipment in different compartments—the sedan consists of four doors and a trunk. Like cars of many categories, they are available in a wide range of sizes, from small cars to compact to medium-sized and full-size.
A coupe is a passenger car having two-doors with a trunk and a solid roof. However, car companies have begun to use the word “coupe” in vehicles with four-door or low-end crossovers that look like a coupe.
- Sports Car:
A sports car is a vehicle designed to emphasize powerful performance, such as steering, acceleration, high speed, or driving enthusiasm. These are sporty-looking coupe, very hot and cool – low to the ground, smooth, and often very expensive. There are usually two seats, but sometimes they also have small back seats available. There are standard sports cars and high-end dream cars with the highest price tags, which stop traffic with their spatial appearance.
- Station Wagon:
A station wagon, also called a wagon or estate, is an automotive vehicle having a body style similar to a sedan/saloon. These cars are very similar to sedans but have an extended roofline and a hatch door at the back instead of the trunk. Some also have increased open space, and some are covered in the body to make them look like an SUV, but they are more closely related to sedans.
A hatchback has a car body configuration with the rear door swinging upwards to provide access to the cargo area.
“Hatchback” means a compact sedan having a square roof and back door that provided access to the cargo area. They look like sedans but have a sturdy built-in hatchback that gives more accessible access to the cargo area and greater carrying capacity than the traditional trunk.
A convertible is a passenger car with and without a roof attached to it. Methods of retrieving and retaining tops vary between models. The flexibility allows for an open-air driving experience, with the ability to provide a roof when needed.
Does the roof slide down the body and leave the passenger cabinet open for elements? If so, it is modified. Most convertibles have a fabric roof that folds down to the floor, but a few have to be lowered by hand. There are also many models with flexible hardtop, on which only the front section of their roof is reclined or can be removed by hand. All cars we have discussed until now use passenger tyres. These tyres are made for road and highway driving.
- Sport-Utility Vehicle (SUV):
A SUV is a car segment that combines the elements of passenger cars with features from off-road vehicles, such as four-wheel drive.
SUVs – also commonly called crossovers – tend to be taller than sedans, offer higher seating, and have more ground clearance than cars. It includes a wagon-like cargo available with a flip-up rear door, and many provide all-wheel drive. The bigger ones have three rows of seats. Sizes start from the subcompact, medium size, and move on to full size. The luxury models offer many SUV models in many categories of the same size. These vehicles use SUV tyres, top quality tyres in the SUV category can be driven on rough terrains such as hills and mud.
- Minivan and Vans:
The Minivan is a car designed for passengers in rear seats, with reclining seats in two or three rows.
Minivans are family vehicles, which are best for transporting people and cargo in an efficient package. They have sliding side doors and a rear hatch that opens up a large cargo area. Most small vans with adjustable seats in their second and third rows are often removed or folded down to form a large open cargo port.
Vans are larger than minivans and have the ability to carry more passengers.
- Pickup Truck:
A pickup truck is a light-duty truck with a cabin and an open cargo area with low sides and a door.
The pickup truck has a passenger cab and an open cargo bed in the back. Almost all pickups offer some form of all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive – these are for off-road use only. Currently, these trucks come in two sizes: Full size and medium size. Both vans and pick-up trucks come with light truck tires. A slight difference between pick-up truck tires. And van tires is that the latter is only designed to be driven on roads and highways. Unlike pick-up trucks and SUVs, you cannot take minivans to harsh off-road conditions. Dunlop SP Van01 is a good example of a light truck tire. For vans that offer great durability in road conditions.
More to it:
There is more to it than just basic body types. These types of cars are available in many different models with many sizes and very different prices.