Month: July 2017
A Guide To The Different Car Body Styles
Buying a car today is not a simple process as there is a vast number of car manufacturers providing numerous version. Choosing that right vehicle for you can turn out to be tiring instead of exciting, especially if this is your first car. Apart from the style, there are several other factors to be considered as the price, fuel variants, mileage, payment options, etc. But the most critical decision is the body style of the car.
There are many factors which decide the style and size of the car, the first being the budget. Lifestyle and family needs are also important to figure out the style of the vehicle you should purchase. For example, if you have a family with kids then you should have a car which can accommodate them along with the car seats. If the vehicle is to commute to work in the city, then a small sized one should be considered. However, given the number of cars and the acronyms used for describing the style it is confusing to conclude what style to buy. Here is a list of standard styles available in the market.
City Cars: These are the smallest in size as it is designed for use in cities. The back of the car is short and is very easy to drive to the town. Parking and moving around the streets is easy as the steering is light. The disadvantage of this car is lack of space in the boot.
Hatchback: This car is usually called a family car. For a vehicle to be named as a hatchback, a single unit comprising of the lid of the boot and the windscreen at the back should be present. There are hatchbacks which is a good passenger car but does not have enough space and some with enough space but less comfortable for passengers. There are very few hatchbacks which have both enough storage space and comfort for passengers.
Superminis: This style lies between a hatchback and a city car. They are smaller than the hatchback but bigger than a city car. It can have enough storage space along with space for four passengers. The USP of this car is that it offers a lot of both as it can swiftly maneuver in city streets but also can carry cargo in its trunk.
MPVs: These multi-purpose vehicles are appealing to buyers with family due to space. These cars are usually seven seater cars with enough boot space for luggage. The rear seats can be folded flat give more space for luggage. With a good mileage and a car like a drive, this is convenient for a large family but is expensive.
SUV’s: SUV’s are cars which provide more storage capacity and are big on power. Unlike other types of rugged vehicles, the driving experience is quite smooth depending on the road type. They are very easy and comfortable to drive on city roads and provide stability when driving on expressways. If you are looking for something which is best of both, then this can be a good choice, though it does not match the ruggedness needed for off-roading.