Types Of Cars |Car That Fits Your Need

Everyone wants to own at least one car if not more. In the past, there were very limited and expensive options. Nowadays, with advanced technology, the prices have come down significantly and now buying your dream car is not a Herculean task anymore. But with a large number of options comes confusion. So check out the list to find the car that fits your need.We have covered with detailed explanation, different types of cars.

Micro Car/Kie Car

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Everyone wishes to own a car but many people leave the idea of buying a car due to high running costs. To fix the problem the car manufacturers developed compact, affordable cars that offer the convenience of a four-wheeler. Some luxury carmakers have introduced compact micro cars with a powerful engine but they are expensive. Normally, engine size is often 800cc or less. In India, Tata Motors developed an affordable car to give the middle-class feel of cars at affordable prices. These types of cars are very popular in Japan.

  • Tata Nano
  • Honda Life
  • Maruti Alto 800

Hatchback Cars/City Car/Mini-compact/A-segment:

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The most common type of car that you will encounter on the roads of India is a Hatchback. Hatchback cars are small in size with a rear door that opens upward. Other than the rear door it features four doors. These cars have enough space for 5 people. These cars are well suited for city life due to high fuel efficiency. Most cities suffer from the problem of low parking space and these types of cars take minimum parking space. If your fuel budget is tight you should buy this one.

  • Renault Kwid
  • Hyundai i10
  • Hyundai i20
  • Maruti Suzuki Swift


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These types of cars have no formal definition. These cars look similar to A-segment cars and are often confused with Hatchback. The only distinguishing thing is a larger cargo space.

  • Volkswagen Polo
  • Chevrolet Aveo
  • Hyundai Accent

Sedan/ Saloon/Notch-back:

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Another most common kind that can be found on Indian roads is sedan. The whole sedan can be divided into three separate spaces – engine, passenger and cargo. The word Sedan is used in American english and Saloon in British. These car are great for families, they have adequate space for all requirement. Here boot space is much larger and therefore travelling with luggage wont be a problem. These types of cars are considered much more classier than the boring hatchback. Some of the popular sedan in Indian market are:

  • Honda City
  • Ford Fiesta
  • Hyundai Verna
  • Honda Amaze
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz


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These sporty looking cars come with two-door and a slanting roofline. Coupe is packed with powerful engines. Most Coupe comes with two doors and two seats but some have four doors and small rear seats. They are considered as a luxury item in India and hence not very popular among Indian masses for obvious reasons. Coupe is known for its stylish look and luxury features. Though, this particular type is not very famous but owing to such a large population some of the top brands have manufactured Coupe specially designed for the Indian market. Some of the top models available in India are:

  • Audi R8
  • Audi TT
  • Rolls Royce Phantom
  • Bentley Continental

Sports Utility Vehicle(SUV):


SUVs are loved in India. India is known for its joint family culture and SUV has enough space to accommodate them all. A large family of 7-8 people can comfortably sit inside an SUV. It also has a large cargo space to carry luggage. SUV is a combination of passenger and off-road design. This combination provides the comfort of the ride as well as driving. SUVs are suitable for long rides in highways and rough roads but driving them in congested city roads needs a great amount of skills due to large size. SUVs have higher ground clearance and bigger wheels. They are stylish looking car with impeccable performance in all kind of terrains. Some famous SUVs are:

  • Tata Safari
  • Toyota Fortuner
  • Honda C-RV
  • Mahindra Scorpio

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Crossover SUV:

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Now-a-days, a customer is never satisfied and that gave birth to this kind of design. Driving an SUV in congested city roads was a nightmare for common folks so they demanded small SUV or you can say a cross between an SUV and a Hatchback. A car that is packed with the comfort and style of an SUV but is smaller in size like Hatchback. So car manufacturers introduced crossovers. Crossover vehicles are getting popular day by day and are in great demand. Some of the best crossover SUVs in India are:

  • Hyundai Creta
  • Nissan Kicks
  • Hyundai i20 Active
  • S-cross

Compact SUV :

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Compact SUVs are getting popular in India day by day and seem to be one of the most selling 4-wheelers because of its compact size.The compact size with the features like SUVs helps Indians to move easily within the city and enjoy off-roading while out in the countryside.These are usually sub 4-metre category vehicles with a chassis and ground clearance like an SUV.Some of the popular compact SUVs of the Indian market are :

  • Ford EcoSport
  • Hyundai Venue
  • Mahindra XUV300


Convertibles are synonymous with millionaires in India. Most of the convertible available in India falls under the luxury car section. Convertible got its name from its body design in which the roof can be removed whenever required. Another reason why such cars are not popular is the weather condition. The Sun shines almost throughout the years so no one wants to get tan. They are known as roadster or spyder. They are mostly owned by the people who have good amount of money and are passionate about buying cars for fun. Some common convertibles in India are:

  • Ferrari California T
  • Ferrari 488 Spyder
  • Porsche Boxster
  • BMW Z4
  • Audi A3
  • Porsche Boxster

Multi-Utility Vehicles (MUV):


Multi-Utility Vehicles are for different types of tasks some are used to carry passengers while the others are used to carry the luggage. The MUV looks similar to SUV and also shares the same features. The flexible interior gives the owner choice to redesign it according to his need. MUV is built to carry heavy loads. Though they serve many purposes they have some obvious downsides too. They are not fuel-efficient. They are average looking. Since they are large and bulky, they’re not suitable for driving in the city. Some of the top MUV available in market are:

  • Force Trax
  • Chevrolet Tavera
  • Mahindra Bolero
  • Tata Sumo

Vans :

These were at one time the most famous cars in India, mostly seen in bollywood movies used for kidnapping shots.On a sincere note, the sliding gates on its body made it more accessible in congested streets like in India.Its sliding gates makes it operate easily in small spaces like in go-down and traffic filled streets.It is commonly used to fetch more people comfortably.Its engine is placed just below/beside the driver so that extra space in front is saved providing more easy view of road to the driver.Some of the most common vans in India are :

  • Maruti Suzuki Omni
  • Mahindra Supro
  • Maruti Suzuki Eeco

Limousines :


These are the luxury cars with separate luxury cabin for the passenger.It is actually an stretched version of sedan with added luxuries.It is not that common in India but some companies make it available on demand.

Electric Cars:

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Electric cars are powered by batteries and lack the combustion engine. They run on electric motors and need to be charged at regular intervals. With the maximum emphasis on eco-friendly automobiles, they are getting popular day by day in other countries. However, in India, they are not so popular as India lacks the proper infrastructure for running fully electrical Vehicles. These electric vehicles are manufactured in many types like a hatchback, Sudan, and SUV. Some popular electric cars are:

  • Tesla
  • Porche Taycan
  • Tesla
  • Mahindra e-Verito


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Hybrid cars are also electric cars with one extra feature. Along with battery and electric motors, they are also packed with diesel or petrol engines. Though electric motor alone is sufficient, petrol and diesel engine can help in long route journeys with little to no availability of electric power source. Sometimes both engines work together resulting in much lower fuel consumption. The only downside of such cars is their cost. They are quite costly. Hence, Indian manufactures are working on mid hybrid car which reduces the fuel consumption but are not as efficient as pure hybrid cars. Some of the best hybrid cars are:

  • MG Hector
  • Toyota Glanza
  • Toyota Camry
  • Volvo XC90

We have covered almost all types of cars that are commonly used in our cities and villages.If you have idea of some more types, you can mail us on below mentioned address.

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