Car classification on the basis of chassis structure

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Body of a car decides the space available for passenger and luggage in the car. There are various type of body used in Indian market. And they are given below.

1. Hatchback
Hatchbacks are vehicles with a separate engine area, and passenger area (or two boxes), the luggage area is enclosed with the passenger area behind the rear seats.

2. Sedan/Notchback
Sedan are basically vehicles with an engine area, passenger area, and boot area (or three box), all separate.

3. Estate/Station Wagon
Estates or Station wagons are modified saloon vehicles by combining the boot with passenger area & extending it till the roof. The boot area is significantly larger and does not have third row seating. This makes it convenient to carry big objects.

4. Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) / Multi Utility Vehicle (MUV)
MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicles) or MUV (Multi Utility Vehicles) can have the engine, passenger area and boot area enclosed together or they can have the engine area separate and the passenger and boot area enclosed. MUV/MPV can also have third row of seating. These vehicles are two wheel drives.

5. Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)
These vehicles have large tiers, higher seating, and higher ground clearance. The engine area is separate and the passenger and boot area are enclosed together. These vehicles are either equipped with 4 wheels drive or has as an option of 4 wheel drive.

6. Pick-Up Truck
These vehicles have large tyres, higher seating capacity, and higher ground clearance. The engine area is separate and the passenger compartment available in single or double cab configurations. Also, luggage loading bay is available behind the passenger compartment. These vehicles are either equipped with 4 wheels drive or has as an option of 4 wheel drive.

7. Van
The engine is placed below the passenger area. Vans can also have Third row of seating. They are also taller and generally more spacious.

Conclusion
Now, I hope that you understood what chassis is and which type of car you have.

Ref: http://www.mechanicalbooster.com/2014/02/what-is-chassis-in-automobile-how-many-types-of-car-according-to-the-body-style.html

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