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    • Executive cars

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    • Car classification

    • Governments and private organizations have developed car classification schemes that are used for innumerable purposes including regulation, description and categorization, among others. This article details commonly used classification schemes in use worldwide. Vehicles can be categorized in numerous ways. For ex ... Read »


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    • A-segment

    • The A-segment is a car classification defined by the European Commission as the first segment in the European market car classification (mini cars). It is a significant niche in Europe with 10.4% market share in 2015. In recent years, the segment opened to premium cars with success, like the Mini and the Fiat 500. Vau ... Read »


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    • ACRISS Car Classification Code

    • The ACRISS Car Classification Code developed and maintained by ACRISS (the Association of Car Rental Industry Systems Standards) and is designed to enable customers and travel professionals to make an informed choice when booking car rental in Europe, Middle East and Africa. ACRISS Members include Avis, Budget, Alamo, ... Read »


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    • Amphibious automobile

    • An amphibious automobile is an automobile that is a means of transport, viable on land as well as on (or under) water. They are unarmored, for civilian use. Amongst the smallest non air-cushioned amphibious vehicles are amphibious ATVs (all-terrain vehicles). These saw significant popularity in North America durin ... Read »


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    • B-segment

    • B-segment (or small cars) is a car classification defined by the European Commission as being larger than mini-cars in the A-segment and smaller than medium cars in the C-segment. Typical B-segment cars include the Alfa Romeo MiTo, Citroën C3, Dacia Sandero, Ford Fiesta, Mazda Demio, Fiat Punto, Opel Corsa, Peugeot ... Read »


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    • Barn find

    • A barn find is a classic car or motorcycle that has been discovered, often in derelict condition. The term comes from their tendency to be found in places such as barns, sheds, carports and outbuildings where they have been stored for many years. The term usually applies to vehicles that are rare and valuable, and whic ... Read »


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    • Bike-engined car

    • A bike-engined car is a small or light weight car that is powered by an engine that was designed for use in a motorcycle. The advantage for car builders is that small car engines in high states of tune are relatively rare whereas large motorcycle engines are frequently designed for high specific outputs. The drawbacks ... Read »


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    • Brass Era car

    • The Brass Era is an American term for the early period of automotive manufacturing, named for the prominent brass fittings used during this time for such things as lights and radiators. It is generally considered to encompass 1896 through 1915, a time when these vehicles were often referred to as horseless carriages. ... Read »


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    • Bubble car

    • Bubble car is a subjective term used for some small, economical microcars, usually produced in the 1950s and 1960s. The Messerschmitt KR175 and KR200, and the FMR Tg500, had aircraft-style bubble canopies, giving rise to the term bubble car to refer to all these post-war microcars. Isettas and others also had a bu ... Read »


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    • C-segment

    • C-segment (or medium cars) is a Euro Car Segment; a car classification loosely defined by the European Commission as the third smallest segment (above the A-segment and B-segment) in the European market. Although the definition is vague, there is little overlap between segments A-F based on mass and area parameters. In ... Read »


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    • Cab over

    • Cab over

      Cab-over, also known as Cab Over Engine (COE), cab forward (U.S.), or forward control (UK), is a body style of truck, bus, or van that has a vertical front, "flat face" or a semi-hood, with the cab of the truck sitting above (or forward of) the front axle. This contrasts with a conventional truck where the engine is mo ... Read »


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    • Classic car

    • A classic car is an older automobile; the exact definition varies around the world. The common theme is of an older car with enough historical interest to be collectable and worth preserving or restoring rather than scrapping. Cars 100 years and older typically fall into the antique class. Organizations such as the C ... Read »


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    • Compact car

    • A compact car (North America), or small family car in British acceptation, is a classification of cars that are larger than a subcompact car but smaller than a mid-size car, equating roughly to the C-segment in Europe. Current compact car size, as defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ... Read »


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    • Compact executive car

    • Compact executive car is a car classification term applied to premium cars smaller than executive cars. In European classification, compact executive cars are part of the D-segment. In North American terms, close equivalents are "compact premium car", "compact luxury car", "entry-level luxury car" and "near-luxury car" ... Read »


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    • Compact MPV


    • Compact sport utility vehicle

    • Compact sport utility vehicle, also known as Compact SUV, is a class of small sport utility vehicles that is larger than mini SUVs but smaller than mid-size SUVs with a length roughly between 4.25 to 4.60 metres (167 to 181 in). According to Bob Lutz, an executive at several car companies, American Motors (AMC) ... Read »


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    • Compressed air car

    • A compressed air car is a compressed air vehicle that uses a motor powered by compressed air. The car can be powered solely by air, or combined (as in a hybrid electric vehicle) with gasoline, diesel, ethanol, or an electric plant with regenerative braking. Compressed air cars are powered by motors driven by compr ... Read »


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    • Compressed-air vehicle

    • A compressed-air vehicle (CAV) is powered by an air engine, using compressed air, which is stored in a tank. Instead of mixing fuel with air and burning it in the engine to drive pistons with hot expanding gases, compressed-air vehicles use the expansion of compressed air to drive the pistons. One manufacturer claims t ... Read »


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    • Cyclecar

    • A cyclecar was a type of small, lightweight and inexpensive car manufactured mainly between 1910 and the late 1920s. Cyclecars were characterised by their use of basic materials and sometimes fragile engineering and were largely contrived to fill a gap in the market between the motorcycle and the car. Their demise was ... Read »


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    • D-segment

    • D-segment (or large cars) is defined by European Commission as the fourth segment in European market car classification. Typical D-segment cars include compact executive cars such as Acura ILX, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS, Infiniti Q50, Jaguar XE, Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz C-class and Volvo S6 ... Read »


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    • Decrepit car

    • A decrepit car is one that is often old and damaged and is in a barely functional state. Numerous slang terms are used to describe such cars, which vary by country and region, including jalopy and banger. Age, neglect and damage tend to increase the expense of maintaining a vehicle. The vehicle may reach a point where ... Read »


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    • E-segment

    • E-segment (or executive cars) is defined by European Commission as the fifth segment in European market car classification. It approximately corresponds to Full-size car and Mid-size luxury car segment in North America, or Executive car in British English terminology. These cars are usually denoted for their length (e ... Read »


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    • Econobox

    • An econobox is a United States pejorative slang term for any of a series of small, boxy, fuel-efficient economy cars with few luxuries and a low sticker price. Econobox mostly denotes a stripped out, poverty specification, built down to a price, entry level version of a conventional car of the era, such as the 1950s St ... Read »


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    • Economy car

    • An economy car is an automobile that is designed for low cost purchase and operation. Typical economy cars are small (compact or subcompact), lightweight, and inexpensive to buy. Economy car designers are forced by stringent design constraints to be inventive. Many innovations in automobile design were originally devel ... Read »


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    • Euro Car Segment

    • Vehicle segments for cars in Europe do not have formal characterization or regulations. Although the definition is vague, there is little overlap between segments A-F based on mass and area parameters. Models segments tend to be based on comparison to well-known brand models. For example, a car such as the Volkswagen ... Read »


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    • Executive car

    • Executive car is a British term for an automobile larger than a large family car. In official use, the term is adopted by Euro NCAP, a European organization founded to test car safety. The term was coined in the 1960s to describe cars targeted at successful professionals and middle to senior managers, often as a ... Read »


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    • F-segment

    • F-segment, or full-size luxury/high-end luxury is a car classification defined by European Commission. It is a niche of the European market (approx. 0.3%) and the range is limited to only a few models. Typical F-segment cars include the Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, Jaguar XJ, Lexus LS, Genesis G90, Maserati Quattroporte and ... Read »


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    • Family car

    • A family car is a car classification used in Europe to describe normally-sized cars. The name comes from the suitability of these cars to carry a whole family locally or on vacations. Most family cars are hatchbacks or sedans, although there are MPVs, estates and cabriolets with the same structure as with the other bod ... Read »


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    • Fleet vehicle

    • Fleet vehicles are groups of motor vehicles owned or leased by a business, government agency or other organization rather than by an individual or family. Typical examples are vehicles operated by car rental companies, taxicab companies, public utilities, public bus companies, and police departments. In addition, many ... Read »


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    • Full-size van

    • A full-size van is a marketing term used in North America for a van larger than a minivan, that is characterized by a large, boxy appearance, a short hood, and very heavy cargo/passenger-hauling capacity. In recent times, they consistently feature a powertrain of a V8 engine, automatic transmission, and rear-wheel driv ... Read »


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    • Gas-guzzler

    • Gas-guzzler commonly refers to a vehicle that is perceived to consume a lot of fuel. The term originally came into use in the US when congress established Gas Guzzler Tax provisions in the Energy Tax Act of 1978 to discourage the production and purchase of fuel-inefficient vehicles. The gas guzzler tax had applied onl ... Read »


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    • Girl car

    • A girl car or girl's car refers to a model stereotypically associated with women. Examples of cars that have features that appeal to women and are associated with that gender include the Peugeot 206cc, of which only 12% of buyers were male,Perodua Myvi, Hyundai Atos, Opel Tigra. and the Mazda MX-5/Miata (less so outsid ... Read »


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    • Glider (automobiles)

    • In automobiles, a glider is a vehicle without a powertrain (especially without an engine). It is generally a brand new car, but a second-hand car can also be used. The purpose of such a vehicle is typically to fit them with an engine in the after market, to create novel variations of conventional or exotic vehicles. Th ... Read »


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    • Grand tourer

    • A grand tourer (Italian: gran turismo) (GT) is a performance and luxury automobile capable of high speed and long-distance driving. The most common format is a two-door coupé with either a two-seat or a 2+2 arrangement. The term derives from the Italian phrase gran turismo, a tribute to the tradition of the grand t ... Read »


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    • Grand Tourer Injection

    • A Grand Tourer Injection (from Italian Gran Turismo Iniezione) - abbreviated to GTI or GTi - is a fuel-injection car model variant. Traditionally used for Grand Tourer cars, the term is now applied to various hot hatchbacks, even though they do not have the luxury traditionally associated with Grand Tourers. The 1961 ... Read »


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    • Gyrocar

    • A gyrocar is a two-wheeled automobile. The difference between a bicycle or motorcycle and a gyrocar is that in a bike, dynamic balance is provided by the rider, and in some cases by the geometry and mass distribution of the bike itself, and the gyroscopic effects from the wheels. Steering a motorcycle is done by preces ... Read »


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    • Hatchback

    • A hatchback is a car body configuration with a rear door that swings upward to provide access to a cargo area. Hatchbacks may feature fold-down second row seating, where the interior can be flexibly reconfigured to prioritize passenger vs. cargo volume. Hatchbacks may feature two- or three-box design. While early exam ... Read »


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    • Hot hatch

    • Hot hatch (shortened from hot hatchback) is a high-performance derivative of a car body style consisting of a three- or five-door hatchback automobile. The performance upgrades of a hot hatch are sometimes available for the estate variant of the car, often called sportwagons. Vehicles of this class are based on family ... Read »


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    • Indonesian car

    • Indonesian national car is the categorization of a Low Cost Green Car (LCGC) in Indonesia with the following initial specifications: A group of national car makers who are members of Asosiasi Industri Automotif Nusantara (Asia Nusa) or Nusantara Automotive Industry Association firmly refuse incentives from the gov ... Read »


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    • J-segment

    • J-segment is a car classification defined by European Commission as the segment of the sport utility cars (including off-road vehicles). It is increasing in volume year by year in Europe; in early 2015, it became the second most popular segment (behind the C-segment and overtaking the B-segment) with 21.6% market share ... Read »


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    • Kei car

    • Kei car, K-car, or kei jidōsha (軽自動車?, lit. "light automobile") (pronounced [keːdʑidoːɕa]), is a Japanese category of small vehicles, including passenger cars (kei cars or kei-class cars), microvans, and pickup trucks (kei trucks or kei-class trucks). They are designed to comply with ... Read »


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    • Kei truck

    • A Kei truck, or Kei class truck, or Japanese mini truck is a minitruck, a tiny but practical pickup truck available in RWD or 4WD version, built to satisfy the Japanese keijidōsha (軽自動車, "light vehicle") statutory class. They are known as Keitora (軽トラ, "light truck") in Japan along ... Read »


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    • Landyacht

    • A landyacht is a term used to describe luxurious recreational vehicles and is an informal term for large automobiles. Other descriptors of these cars include 'slab', 'luxobarge', 'lead sled', or 'yank tank'. These terms refer to the largest full-sized cars made by U.S. and German auto manufacturers from the 1950s throu ... Read »


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    • Leisure activity vehicle

    • A leisure activity vehicle (abbreviated LAV) is a small van, generally related to a supermini or subcompact car, with two or three seat rows, and a large, tall car boot and tailgate. An early example of the category was the Matra Rancho introduced in 1977. They have become popular in Europe in the 1990s as a cheaper an ... Read »


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    • Lemon (automobile)

    • A lemon is a vehicle (often new) that is found to have several manufacturing defects which may affect the safety, value or use of the vehicle. Any vehicle with numerous, severe issues can be termed so and, by extension, so can any product with flaws too great or severe to serve its purpose. The Magnuson–Moss ... Read »


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    • Light car

    • A subcompact car is the American term for an automobile with a class size smaller than a compact car, usually not exceeding 165 inches (4,191 mm) in length, but larger than a microcar. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a passenger car is classified as subcompact if it has between ... Read »


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    • Light truck

    • Light truck or light-duty truck is a US classification for trucks or truck-based vehicles with a payload capacity of less than 4,000 pounds (1,815 kg). Similar sized goods vehicles in the European Union are known as light commercial vehicles. Federal regulations define a light-duty truck to be any motor vehicle ha ... Read »


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    • Limousine

    • A limousine (or limo) is a luxury sedan or saloon car generally driven by a chauffeur and with a partition between the driver and the passenger compartment. Limousines often have a lengthened wheelbase. Although usually associated with luxury vehicles, the word "Limousine" is also simply a generic term in some countrie ... Read »


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    • Liquid nitrogen vehicle

    • A liquid nitrogen vehicle is powered by liquid nitrogen, which is stored in a tank. Traditional nitrogen engine designs work by heating the liquid nitrogen in a heat exchanger, extracting heat from the ambient air and using the resulting pressurized gas to operate a piston or rotary motor. Vehicles propelled by liquid ... Read »


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    • Low-speed vehicle

    • A low-speed vehicle (LSV) is a legal class of 4-wheel vehicles that have a maximum capable speed typically around 25 mph (40 km/h), and have a minimum capable speed (typically 20 mph (32 km/h)) that allows them to travel on public roads not accessible to all golf carts or neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV ... Read »


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    • Luxury vehicle

    • Luxury vehicle is a marketing term for a vehicle that provides luxury — pleasant or desirable features beyond strict necessity — at increased expense (see luxury goods). The term suggests a vehicle with higher quality equipment, better performance, more precise construction, comfort, higher design, technolog ... Read »


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    • M-segment

    • M-segment is a car classification defined by European Commission as multi purpose cars. In the recent past, the M-segment segment was increasing in volume year over year in Europe; in 2015, it is consolidated as the fourth most popular segment (11,5% of the overall market after C-segment, J-segment and B-segment). Typ ... Read »


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    • Microcar

    • A microcar is the smallest automobile classification, usually applied to very small cars (smaller than city cars). Such small cars were generally referred to as cyclecars until the 1940s. More recent models are also called bubble cars due to their bubble-shaped appearance. The definition of a microcar has varied c ... Read »


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    • Microvan

    • A microvan is a van that fits into Japanese kei car classification or similar. In China, these vehicles are nicknamed mian bao che ("bread loaf van") because of their shape, in a similar fashion, in several Hispanic American countries these vehicles are called Pan de Molde, which means "bread loaf". Tax and insur ... Read »


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    • Mid-size car

    • A mid-size car (occasionally referred to as an intermediate) is the North American/Australian standard for an automobile with a size equal to or greater than that of a compact. In Europe mid-sizers are referred to as D-segment or large family cars. The automobile that defined this size in the United States was the ... Read »


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    • Mini MPV

    • Mini MPV (short for mini multi-purpose vehicle) is a car classification used in some countries to describe superminis or subcompacts which have taller build and often with a flexible interior layout, fitting below the compact MPV and large MPV/Minivan classifications. MPV stands for multi-purpose vehicle, although the ... Read »


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    • Mini sport utility vehicle

    • Mini SUV, also called subcompact SUV or subcompact crossover, is a class of small sport utility vehicles with a length under and around 4,200 mm (165.4 in). The term usually comprises any vehicle that is smaller than a compact SUV in North-American standardization, or any 4x4 with a supermini body in internationa ... Read »


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    • Minivan

    • A minivan is a vehicle designed primarily for passengers, with two or three rows of seating accessed via large (often sliding) doors. Offering car-like handling and fuel economy, minivans typically have unibody construction, front-wheel or all-wheel drive, greater height than sedan or station wagon counterparts, and h ... Read »


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    • Muscle car

    • Muscle car is an American term used to refer to a variety of high-performance automobiles. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines muscle cars as "any of a group of American-made 2-door sports cars with powerful engines designed for high-performance driving." A large V8 engine is fitted in a 2-door, rear wheel drive, fa ... Read »


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    • Neoclassic (automobile)

    • A neoclassic, in automobile circles, is a car that is made somewhat in the image of the classic cars of the 1920s and 1930s (as defined by, for example, the Classic Car Club of America) without being necessarily intended as a full replica. The term originated with the Excalibur of the 1960s in the United States, and h ... Read »


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    • Official state car

    • An official state car is a car used by a government to transport its head of state or head of government in an official capacity, which may also be used occasionally to transport other members of the government or visiting dignitaries from other countries. A few countries bring their own official state car for state vi ... Read »


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    • Orphan (car)

    • The term orphan car accurately applies to any marque of motor vehicle built by a manufacturer that has discontinued business entirely. The term is sometimes inaccurately applied to a discontinued marque from a still-existing vehicle manufacturer (e.g. Oldsmobile) or a sub-marque (e.g. Thunderbird). In the case of a rev ... Read »


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    • Performance car

    • A performance car is an automobile that is designed and constructed specifically for speed. The design and construction of a performance car involves not only providing a capable power train but also providing the handling and braking systems to support it. Performance cars are road vehicles, capable of providing ... Read »


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    • Personal luxury car

    • A personal luxury car is an American car classification describing a highly styled, mass produced, luxury vehicle with an emphasis on image over practicality. Accenting the comfort and satisfaction of its owner and driver above all else, the personal luxury car sometimes sacrifices passenger capacity, cargo room, and f ... Read »


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    • Pickup truck

    • A pickup truck is a light duty truck having an enclosed cab and an open cargo area with low sides and tailgate. Once a work tool with few creature comforts, in the 1950s consumers began purchasing pickups for lifestyle reasons and by the 1990s less than 15 percent of owners reported use in work as the pickup truck's pr ... Read »


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    • Pony car

    • Pony car is an American class of automobile launched and inspired by the Ford Mustang in 1964. The term describes an affordable, compact, highly styled car with a sporty or performance-oriented image. The pony car had its origins in the late 1950s demise of the original two-seat Ford Thunderbird. While the model's ... Read »


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    • Professional car

    • A professional car in modern times is an automobile that has been modified with extensive coachwork for service in livery transportation (limousine) or in funeral home operations (hearses or flower cars). Professional cars often have longer wheelbases, and longer coachwork than their ordinary counterparts. Until 1980, ... Read »


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    • Roadster (automobile)

    • A roadster, sometimes referred to as a spider or spyder, is an open two-seat car with emphasis on sporting appearance or character. Initially an American term for a two-seat car with no weather protection, usage has spread internationally and has evolved to include two-seat convertibles. The roadster is also a style o ... Read »


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    • Rocket car

    • A rocket car is a land rocket vehicle powered by a rocket engine. A rocket dragster is a rocket car used for competing in drag racing, and this type holds the unofficial world record for the 1/4 mile. Rocket cars are capable of very high speeds, and at one time held the land speed record (now held by a jet car). Rocke ... Read »


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    • Royal Dutch State Limousine

    • The Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Limousine State Landaulette was the former official state car of the head of state Queen Juliana of the Netherlands until 1979. The seven-seater motorcar was commissioned by Queen Juliana in September 1957 and arrived to the Netherlands on 13 March 1958. It is the only left-hand drive ... Read »


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    • S-segment

    • S-segment (or sport cars) is a car classification defined by European Commission. Offerings in Europe in 2015 are wide, ranging from the Audi TT, Peugeot RCZ and the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class to the Ferrari 488 and Tesla Model S. ... Read »


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    • Safety car

    • In motorsport, a safety car or pace car is a car which limits the speed of competing cars on a racetrack in the case of a caution period such as an obstruction on the track or bad weather. The aim of the safety car is to enable the clearance of any obstruction under safer conditions, especially for marshals and/or awai ... Read »


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    • SCORE Class 8

    • SCORE Class 8 is an off-road racing vehicle classification from SCORE International. Vehicles built from a full-sized two or four-wheel drive utility or SUV vehicle. Vehicle must have been series produced in quantities of at least 5,000 units within a 12-month period and be readily available to the general public in t ... Read »


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    • Sedan (automobile)

    • A sedan /sᵻˈdæn/ (American, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand English) or saloon (British and Irish English) is a passenger car in a three-box configuration with A, B & C-pillars and principal volumes articulated in separate compartments for engine, passenger and cargo. The passenger compartment features ... Read »


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    • Sedan delivery

    • A sedan delivery, commonly called a delivery in American English and a car derived van in British English, is a two-door station wagon with driver and front passenger seats or driver's only seat, and steel sheet-metal panels in place of rear side windows. Sedan deliveries have spartan interior trim and were used by bus ... Read »


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    • Shooting-brake

    • A shooting-brake is a car body style that has evolved through several distinct meanings over its history. Shooting-brake originated as an early 19th century British term for a vehicle used to carry shooting parties with their equipment and game. The etymology of the term brake is uncertain; initially a chassis used to ... Read »


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    • Short-commute vehicle

    • A Short Commute Vehicle (SCV) is a powered vehicle designed and used specifically for regular trips (commute) that take less 20 minutes or are less than 10 miles (16 km). The SCV category covers the class of vehicle that is faster than walking (5 km/h or 3.1 mph) and not regulated by other Motor Vehicle Legislat ... Read »


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    • Show car

    • A show car, sometimes called a dream car, is a custom-made automobile created specifically for public display, rather than sale. They are shown at auto shows and other exhibitions. Show cars can either from car companies or from private individuals. Corporate show cars generally fall into one of three categories: Pri ... Read »


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    • Sport utility vehicle

    • A sport utility vehicle or suburban utility vehicle (SUV) is a vehicle classified as a light truck, but operated as a family vehicle. They are similar to a large station wagon or estate car, usually equipped with four-wheel drive for on- or off-road ability. Some SUVs include the towing capacity of a pickup truck with ... Read »


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    • Station wagon

    • A station wagon, also called an estate car, estate wagon, or simply wagon or estate, is an automotive body-style variant of a sedan/saloon with its roof extended rearward over a shared passenger/cargo volume with access at the back via a third or fifth door (the liftgate or tailgate), instead of a trunk lid. The body s ... Read »


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    • Strippo

    • A strippo is an automobile with little comfort equipment, cheap visual parts and an easily tunable engine. Manufacturers sell these stripped-down versions of their models at a much lower price than a standard model, sometimes for a loss, to prevent racing teams and tuning fans from spending money on parts they will imm ... Read »


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    • Super saloon

    • The term super saloon is used to describe a high performance saloon car. The term is used predominantly in the UK. Other parts of the world use the term sports sedan. The first ever produced four door car which could be described as a "super saloon" is the Jaguar MK2. With 3.4 liter and 3.8 liter inline 6 cylinder engi ... Read »


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    • Supercar

    • A supercar is a high-performance sports car or grand tourer. The term is used in marketing by automakers for unusual, high-end vehicles, and has been used to refer to at least four different sorts of cars: An advertisement for the Ensign 6, a 6.7 L (410 cu in) high-performance car similar to the Bentley S ... Read »


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    • Supermini

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    • Tilting car

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    • Truck classification

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    • Van

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    • Vehicle size class

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    • Vintage car

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    • Voiturette

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