Segmentation Criteria

VFACTS Motor Vehicle Classifications and Definitions 

Passenger Motor VehiclesSports Utility VehiclesLight TrucksHeavy 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.

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 <= 2.5 tonnes 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 2.5 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.

 

 

 

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.