Classification of cars is based on length of the car and the shape of the body defines the type. This autogyaan will help you to compare and identify similar cars and helps identify other similar vehicles for you to compare against, to help make the car-buying process much easier.
Classification of cars based on shape
Hatchback – Small car in two-box design. Separate engine and passenger compartment with an integrated cargo space which is accessible through an additional door at the rear.
Sedan/Saloon – Three-box design. Separate engine, passenger and an extended cargo space
SUV – Sports Utility Vehicle is a rugged automotive vehicle with a combined passenger and luggage compartment. Have large tyres, high ground clearance and off-roading capabilities with 4 wheel drive option.
Estate/Station Wagon – Similar to a hatchback with a two-box design but offer more luggage space. The roof line continues to extend past the rear doors
Van – One box design. Engine, passenger & luggage area all in one box.
Classification of cars in India according to SIAM
Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) classifies cars according to body style, length and engine size.
|GROUP||Segment||Length (mm)||Engine Displacement (Litre)|
(Includes Cars like Hatchbacks, Sedans, Estates, Notchbacks, Coupes & Roadsters)
|Compact||3600 to 4000||Upto 1.4|
|Super Compact||4000 to 4250||Upto 1.6|
|Mid Size||4250 to 4500||Upto 1.6|
|Executive||4500 to 4700||Upto 2|
|Premium||4700 to 5000||Upto 3|
|Luxury||> 5000||Upto 5|
(Includes Utility Vehicles, Multi Utility Vehicles and Sports Utility Vehicles
|UV 1||<4400,||up to Rs. 15 lakhs|
|UV 2||4400-4700||up to Rs. 15 lakhs|
|UV 3||>4700||up to Rs. 15 lakhs|
|UV 4||>4700||Between Rs. 15 to 25 lakhs|
|UV 5||>4700||Above Rs. 25 lakhs|
(Includes Vans – Hard Tops & Soft Tops)
|V1||Hard Top Vans||Upto 10 Lakhs|
|V2||Soft Top Vans||Upto 10 Lakhs|