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.  Price banding of entrants is determined by the FCAI based on price relativity.

Vehicles classified as Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) meet the FCAI criteria for classifying SUV vehicles based on a wagon body style, ground clearance and design purpose. Price banding of entrants is determined by the FCAI based on price relativity. 

Vehicles designed principally for commercial but may include designs intended for non-commercial applications.

Vehicles designed for exclusive heavy commercial application.

Light

Design - sedan; hatch; wagon. 

Engine; 3 - 4 cyl. 

Seating; 2/4/5 seat

Small

Design - wagon 

Engine; 4 – 6 cyl.

Driven wheels; 2/4 & AWD

Light Bus

<20 Seats 

 

Truck 3,501 - 7,500 kgs GVM

Small

Design - sedan; hatch; wagon.

Engine 4 - 6 cyl. 

Seating 2/4/5 seat

Medium

Design - wagon 

Engine; 4 – 8 cyl.

Driven wheels; 2/4 & AWD

Light Bus

=>20 Seats

 

 

Truck 7,501 – 15,500 kgs GVM

Medium

Design - sedan; hatch; wagon. 

Engine; 4 - 12 cyl. 

Seating; 2/4/5 seat

Large

Design - wagon 

Engine; 6 – 8 cyl.

Driven wheels; 2/4 & AWD

Van/CC Truck

<= 2.5t

Truck 15,001 kgs & over GVM

Large 

Design - sedan; wagon. 

Engine; 6 - 12 cyl. 

Seating; 2/4/5 seat

Upper Large

Design - wagon 

Engine; 4 – 12 cyl.

Driven wheels; 2/4 & AWD

Van/CC Truck

 2.5 – 3.5 t

 

 

Upper Large

Design - sedan. 

Engine; 6 - 12 cyl. 

Seating; 4/5 seat

 

Pick-up / Chassis 4x2.  

Two wheel drive, central control cab utility, cab chassis and crew cab

 

People Movers

Design - wagon. 

Engine; 4/6/8 cyl. 

Seating; 7 plus

 

Pick-up / Chassis 4x4.  

Two wheel drive, central control cab utility, cab chassis and crew cab.

 

 

Sports

Design - coupe; convertible.  2&4 door

Engine; 3 - 12 cyl. 

Seating; 2/4 seat

 

 

 

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.