Types of road motor vehicles
A road vehicle is a mobile machine that
transports passengers or cargo.
Road motor vehicles are:
An automobile or car is a wheeled motor vehicle
used for transporting passengers, which also
carries its own engine/motor.
The top selling car in history is the Toyota Corolla
(35 million produced).
Types of cars
Saloon / sedan
Sport utility vehicle
vehicle / minivan
Estate car / station wagon Camper / campervan
These vehicles have engines under 1.0 litre, and
typically seats for only two passengers.
A hatchback is a type of car which has a sloped back
and a rear door that swings upwards when opened.
Hatchbacks have a shared passenger and cargo area.
A liftback is marketing term for a hatchback, where
opening area is more sloped and longer and is lifted up
to open, offering more luggage space.
Saloon / sedan
Saloon car (BrE) / sedan (AmE) is a passenger car with
separate compartments for engine, passenger and
cargo. It is one of the most common car body styles.
Estate cars / station wagons
Estate car – or estate (BrE) / Station wagon (AmE) is an
automobile with its roof extended rearward over a shared
passenger/cargo area with access at the back via a third or
fifth door Station wagons can change their interior by
folding-down rear seats.
Sport cars are designed to look and feel "sporty",
offering the motorist more connection with the driving
experience, while providing the comfort of luxury
A car with a flexibly operating roof for open or
enclosed mode driving. Also known as a cabriolet or
Off – road vehicles, or "off-roaders" are
sometimes referred to as "four-wheel drives",
"four by fours", or 4x4s.
Sport utility vehicle (SUV)
Sport utility vehicles are off-road vehicles with fourwheel drive and off-road capability. Sport Utilities are
typically defined by a body on frame construction.
MPV (BrE) / Minivan
(AmE) is a type
of van designed
for personal use.
Van, camper, RV, minibus etc.
A van is a kind of vehicle used for transporting
goods or people.
A campervan/camper van/camper/caravanette, is a
vehicle that provides both transport and sleeping
A pickup / pick-up / pickup truck is a light motor
vehicle with an open-top, rear cargo area (bed) for
transportation of goods.