A Guide to Car Body Types
Cars come in all shapes and types. That is why we have numerous body types to choose from. However, a car’s body is not just about the aesthetics and design. It is also about practicality and functionality. Different types of car body styles have different seating capacity, luggage space, utility and customisations. For that reason, body type is one of the main considerations for buyers.
Here is a guide to different car body types and their designs:
CLASSIFICATION ON THE BASIS OF DIFFERENT BODY TYPES OF CARS
One can have a look at the following car body types on the roads and showrooms.
- Pick-up Trucks
A sedan has a three box configuration: engine compartment, passenger compartment and boot space. This car body type is one of the most common ones because of the modern features it is equipped with and also, some of the sedans have a sporty and sleek appearance. The sedan is a 4-door car with a seating capacity of four to five passengers.
Many auto brands design sedan car body types in different sizes, which are small, compact, medium or large-sized. You can have a look at some of the most-awaited 2022 sedans including Audi A3, Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Malibu and more.
It is one of the smaller car body types with four doors and one boot door that opens upwards. Moreover, hatchbacks have a seating capacity of four and its boot space is smaller compared to the sedans. You can also have a look at the used Volkswagen Golf for sale in the UAE, which is one of the hatchbacks that became a hit, and is also among the cars that saved the brand.
Some of the hatchbacks also have two doors. Hatchbacks are easy to park and drive in traffic areas. They are often economical and fuel efficient due to their smaller size and less weight.
Coupe has a slanted rear roof and two doors but doesn’t have rear seating, therefore, it allows seating capacity of a driver and one passenger, alongside. You can have a look at the used Porsche Cayman for sale in the UAE, which is a two-door coupe.
Coupe is a name given to the two door and two seater cars that have a sporty look but some auto brands even use it for the four door cars. You can have a look at the used Mercedes CLS for sale in the UAE which is a four door coupe. Moreover, Abu Dhabi police cars also include coupes like Nissan GT-R and Chevrolet Camaro.
The sport utility vehicles, also known as, SUVs came out to be one of the most preferred car body types in the 21st century. These SUVs have an ample seating capacity for 5 to 8 passengers depending upon their size and a sufficient cargo space as well. Many SUVs are built for offroading activities.
You can have a look at upcoming 2022 SUV models in the UAE that are suitable for tough terrain. You can have a look at the some of the popular used SUVs in the UAE according to the data on dubizzle:
The roadsters, also known as Spyder cars, are famous for their sporty look and a lack of roof. They can also be convertibles, which means the driver can have an open roof with a single button press. Moreover, this is one of the body types for cars known for exotic and sport look. Roadsters mostly have a monocoque body frame and a mid-engine placement.
It is one of the car body types also known as crossover sport utility vehicles (CUVs). People often confuse SUV and crossover but the following comparison will help in differentiating between the two car body styles:
- CUVs have a unibody design while SUVs have body on frame design.
- Crossovers are lighter and more compact than the SUVs.
If you are interested in buying CUVs, you can have a look at some of the Crossovers for sale on dubizzle:
- Pre-owned KIA Sportage for sale in the UAE
- Second-hand BMW X1 for sale in the UAE
- Used Audi Q3 in the UAE
The pick-up trucks generally have an open cargo space at the rear. One can use different types of toolboxes for pickup trucks to store tools and equipment safely. Moreover, the pickup trucks are also used in off-roading and load hauling. Hauling pickups are generally used for commercial purposes.
Multi-purpose vehicles, also known as MPVs generally have a hatchback body style but a larger size. It has a seating capacity of 5 to 7 passengers with ample space for luggage. The people of determination taxis in Dubai use MPVs for seating the passengers along with space for wheelchairs in the car.
MPVs and SUVs have almost the same space for luggage and passengers but SUVs are different because of their sporty exterior and better aerodynamics.
The vans or minibuses come in various sizes and shapes for different utilities. These vans, also known as minibuses, provide a good cargo space. A van can be more spacious than SUVs, MPVs or pickup trucks depending on its type. Moreover, private, public and corporate sectors usually use vans and minibuses to pick and drop employees.
These were some of the most common car body types explained. One have to keep in mind some of the factors for choosing family cars such as family size, utility, safety features, road performance and more when buying new or used cars for sale in the UAE. Ensure that the car you are buying has all the modern safety features and provides smooth, safe and powerful drive.
Stay tuned to the UAE’S top auto blog and find more information on different car body types, parts and repairs.