VFACTS Motor Vehicle Classifications and Definitions
|Passenger Motor Vehicles||Sports Utility Vehicles||Light Trucks||Heavy Trucks|
Vehicles classified as Sedan, Wagon or Hatch will be classified on footprint and finally segmented based on competing group.
Passenger vehicles are classified dependent on size, specification and average retail pricing.
Vehicles classified as Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) meet the FCAI criteria for classifying SUV vehicles based on a 2/4 door wagon body style with elevated ride height.
Vehicles designed principally for commercial use 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
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 <= 2.5 tonnes GVM
=> 8,001kg GVM & GCM > 39,000
Hatch, sedan or wagon with a footprint range 8,301 – 9,000
Vans/CC > 2.5-3.5t
Blind/Window vans and Cab Chassis between 2.5 and 3.5 tonnes GVM
Hatch, sedan or wagon with a footprint range 9,001 – 9,500
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 >
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.
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.