What are the various sizes of cars: Sedan, MUV, SUV, Trucks

The automobile industry is ever-expanding, with enormous market potential. As the market expands, more players enter the market, creating bigger competition. Automobile manufacturers routinely come up with innovative ideas and constant upgrades for their valued customers to maintain the pace of the business. Each customer’s choice is unique based on utility, style concepts, dreams, and budgets. There are numerous options for size, style, and shape in today’s Indian car market. Car manufacturers in India are researching and developing various types of vehicles to meet the diverse needs of the Indian consumer. Purchasing a car is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Consumers have different needs when it comes to buying a car. It can be passenger comfort, ruggedness, fuel efficiency, etc. So it becomes very important that you choose the right type of car while investing such a large amount of money. To help you with your choice, here are the various sizes of cars today in the market-

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Hatchbacks are small vehicles with one cargo/boot door hinged from the top portion of the body of the vehicle and swings upwards. They usually have five doors, one of which is the boot space door. A hatchback’s average length is around 3500 mm, and some models have lengths of more than 4 meters. Hatchback models have been popular since the 1970s and continue to be so. Hatchbacks are the best budget option for a small family and are very convenient, especially for city rides. Because of their small size, hatchback cars get better gas mileage and can be parked safely. They are available in a variety of price ranges, ranging from 3 lakhs to 10 lakhs INR. Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Swift, and Alto, Hyundai i10 and Santro, Renault Kwid, and Tata Tiago are some popular hatchback models in India.


The sedan is based on a three-box design, that has separate compartments for the engine, passengers, and cargo. They have a larger cargo space than hatchback models. They typically have four doors and a length of more than four meters. Sedans provide more space for front and rear passengers, as well as greater comfort on long journeys. Sedans are a luxury icon, with prices starting at 5 lakhs INR. There are many budget sedans available in the market under 12 lakhs if you are willing to spend more on comfort and luxury. Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Ciaz, Honda Amaze and City, Hyundai Aspire and Elantra, Škoda Octavia, and Rapid are some popular sedans on the Indian market.


SUV, or Sport/Subterranean Utility Vehicle, is a vehicle that is larger than a hatchback and is designed to carry more passengers. To meet the objectives, they are built primarily on the truck platform. They are more rigid and strong and can accommodate more passengers. They are designed to be used on subterranean or off-road terrain with higher ground clearance. Nowadays, families prefer SUVs for travel because of their safety and comfort. The main difference between an SUV and a van or MUV is the ability to go anywhere and the solid separation, with a separate chassis, between the passenger and cargo compartments. MUVs are typically seven-seaters, and their primary purpose is to transport more passengers in greater comfort. When compared to SUVs, they will have less ground clearance. Some common examples are Toyota Fortuner and Innova. 


A crossover, also known as a CUV- Crossover Utility Vehicle, is a vehicle that is built on a passenger platform and has a unibody design. As the name implies, it is a hybrid of a hatchback or sedan and an SUV. This model has grown in popularity among customers looking for a more fuel-efficient and comfortable SUV or Sedan. It’s the ideal combination to satisfy both ends of the customer spectrum. Crossover cars are priced starting at 8 lakhs INR in India. Maruti Suzuki S-cross, Ford Freestyle, Fiat Avventura and Urban Cross, Ford EcoSport, and Toyota Etios Cross are some of the most popular CUVs in India.


The cars are used to transport passengers as well as cargo/baggage of the passengers. Customers can select various sizes of cars from a variety of models based on the utility. I hope this article has given you a general idea of the classification and price range. Now, to learn how to identify your ideal car, you have to keep your basic requirements in mind. Do not go for a large Suv if your primary driving is in congested city roads, don’t expect that your SUV will just crawl over traffic. Similarly, if you wish for greater fuel economy and less maintenance cost, then a hatchback will be your best bet. The car buying process should be thoughtful and slow, do not rush to buy your car under peer pressure.