Segmentation Criteria

VFACTS Motor Vehicle Classifications and Definitions 

Passenger Motor Vehicles

Sports Utility Vehicles

Light Trucks

Heavy Trucks

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.

Micro

Hatch, sedan or wagon with a footprint < 6,300

Small

 

< 8,100

Light bus < 20 Seats

8+ seats, but less than 20 seats

Light Duty

3,501 - 8,000kg GVM

Light

Hatch, sedan or wagon with a footprint range 6,301 - 7,500

Medium

8,101 - 8,800

 

Light Bus > 20 Seats 

20+ seats

Medium Duty

=> 8,001kg GVM & GCM < 39,001

Small

Hatch, sedan or wagon with a footprint range 7,501 - 8,300

Large

 

8,801 - 9,800

Vans/CC <= 2.5t

Blind/Window vans and Cab Chassis <= 2.5t GVM

 

Heavy Duty

8,001kg GVM & GCM > 39,000

 

Medium

Hatch, sedan or wagon with a footprint range 8,301 - 9,000

Upper Large

9,801 >

Vans/CC > 2.5–3.5t

Blind/Window vans and Cab Chassis between 205 and 3.5 tonnes GVM

 

 

 

Large 

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

 

Upper Large

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

 

People Movers

 

Wagon for passenger usage, seating capacity > 5 people

 

 

 

 

Sports

 

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.