Passenger Motor Vehicles
Sports Utility Vehicles
Passenger vehicles are classified dependent on size, specification and average retail pricing. Vehicle size is based on wheelbase x track but it is not an exclusive criteria for determining segmentation. Passenger and SUV sub-segments based on price banding (weighted average RRP including factory fitted options) have been introduced to further define the passenger vehicle market into competitive sets.
Vehicles classified as Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) meet the FCAI criteria for classifying SUV vehicles based on a 2/4 door wagon body style and elevated ride height. Vehicles typically will feature some form of 4WD or AWD, however, where a 2WD variant of a model is available it will be included in the appropriate segment to that model.
Selected vehicle tyoes will be assessed on footprint defined as length (mm) x width (mm), rounded, as follows:
Vehicles designed principally for commercial but may include designs intended for non-commercial applications.
Vehicles designed for exclusive heavy commercial application.
Hatch, sedan or wagon with a footprint < 6,300
Light bus < 20 Seats
8+ seats, but less than 20 seats
3,501 - 8,000kg GVM
Hatch, sedan or wagon with a footprint range 6,301 - 7,500
8,101 - 8,800
Light Bus > 20 Seats
=> 8,001kg GVM & GCM < 39,001
Hatch, sedan or wagon with a footprint range 7,501 - 8,300
8,801 - 9,800
Vans/CC <= 2.5t
Blind/Window vans and Cab Chassis <= 2.5t GVM
8,001kg GVM & GCM > 39,000
Hatch, sedan or wagon with a footprint range 8,301 - 9,000
Upper Large9,801 >
Vans/CC > 2.5–3.5t
Blind/Window vans and Cab Chassis between 205 and 3.5 tonnes GVM
Hatch, sedan or wagon with a footprint range 9,001 - 9,500
Pick-up / Chassis 4x2
Two driven wheels, normal control (bonnet), utility, cab chassis, one and a half cab and crew cab
Hatch, sedan or wagon with a footprint range 9,501 >
Pick-up / Chassis 4x4
Four driven wheels, normal control (bonnet), utility, cab chassis, one and a half cab and crew cab
Wagon for passenger usage, seating capacity > 5 people
Car, coupe, convertible or roadster
Note: These parameters are indicative only; exceptions do occur based on market focus and other subjective criteria.
They are largely based on the specifications listed and are reflective of the volume-selling variant where cross over occurs.