15 Different Types of Cars in India and their Pictures and Names

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When is comes to selecting the perfect car, also known as Wheelchair accessible vehicle, one needs to have a thorough look at all types of cars available in the market. Making the right choice among all plays a very important role. The car must be chosen in such a way that it suits your needs perfectly. Cars can be categorized in numerous ways. There are about 150 to 160 varieties of car available. Various cars based on its body styles are Convertibles, SUV s, Coupes, sedans, Limos, Hatchbacks, micro cars, city cars and many more.

Types of Cars

Types of Cars and Their Body Styles:

The top 15 types of cars that you can choose out of innumerable body styles are in the world which is available in India also.

1. Limousine:


Luxury cars are meant to fulfil one’s luxury needs. All types of cars with such features are designed to fulfill ones sumptuousness needs and are very expensive. The limousine also is known as limos is a luxury car with a long enclosed body. Limos are these days designed in such a way that they are fully converted from outside and provide highly luxurious compartments inside. The compartment for the driver is separate and the passengers usually have their area. Audi Q7 limousine, Rolls Royce Phantom are luxurious cars that look amazing from the outside and give a great feel when inside.

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2. Convertibles:


Several sports cars are available in the market such as sports saloon, hot hatch, Grand Tourer, Supercar, pony car, convertibles, etc. Cabriolet or convertibles are one of the famous types of car and are regarded as luxurious cars. These cars have the feature of being converted into an open-air vehicle from an enclosed car. Earlier these cars used to have detachable roofs, but with improvement in technology, modern convertibles have automatic hydraulic or electrical actuators. These roofs are designed in such a way that they automatically fold and goes inside the trunk of the car. Few best-known convertibles are Ferrari California, Honda S 200, Mazda M X-5, BMW M 3, Volvo C 70, and many more.

3. Micro Car:

Micro Cars

An economy car is a car which is usually affordable by many. These are made to meet the needs of medium-income group people. It even has the advantage of lower running costs and lower carbon dioxide emission. Microcar is one of them and is very famous. Microcars(1) are a combination of motorbike and car. These have engines with 1-litre capacity and usually have seating for two passengers. Microcars can be either three-wheelers or four-wheelers. Such types of cars are very popular in Europe where they are called bubble cars. Recently due to development in technology, these microcars are being powered by electric. Few examples of such cars are Tata Nano, Isetta, etc.

4. City Cars:

City Cars

City cars are developed to be used in urban areas. In comparison to microcars, city cars are much safer and have better capacity and speed. These types of cars are developed in such a way that they can reach highway speed but usually not sued for such purpose. These city cars are widely used in Japan and are known as Kei cars. Some examples are Suzuki Cervo, Fiat Panda, Honda Life, etc.

5. Hatchbacks:


Varieties of medium cars are available in the market. The most common and well known of all are hatchbacks that generally have a bigger boot and seating capacity than small cars. Hatchbacks are four doors or five doors cars with multiple configurations. The configurations comprises of two-box design and flexible interiors and volume for both passengers and cargo.

6. Sports Utility Vehicles:

Sports Utility

SUV s or sports utility vehicles are designed in such a way that they are used for off-road purpose because of its higher ground clearance level and upright, boxy body design. Nowadays people choose this car not because of its off-road use but because of its amazing design. Examples of SUV s are Landrover Discovery, Jeep Patriot, Toyota FJ Cruiser and many more.

7. Sedans:


Sedans are described as large family cars having space for five adults and a large trunk. The engines are designed to be more powerful and the sizes of the cars differ from region to region.

8. Subcompact Cars:


These types of cars are designed to have four to five doors. It can accommodate four to five passengers comfortably. They are usually 3900 mm to 4200 mm long. Nowadays car makers are developing premium subcompact cars so that even such affordable cars can give you a better feel with less pocket pinch. Examples are Peugeot 208, Opel Corsa and many more.

9. Family Cars:

Family Cars

Family cars are a longer version of hatchbacks or standard saloon cars. These types of cars are designed for big families. One must make sure to have a test drive before purchasing the same because they are longer in size and might affect the way you get around the local area. These cars have room for about five to six people depending upon their design. Engines of such cars have 1.4 to 2.5 litres capacity. Most popular ones are the Toyota Auris, Volkswagen Golf, etc.

10. Estate Cars:

Estate Cars

Estate cars or station wagons are a variant of sedan or saloon with the extension of roof rearward. Different types of wagons are available in the market which includes all-steel wagons, two-door wagons and full-size wagons. These type of cars can flexibly reconfigure its interiors via fold-down rear seats according to the priority of passengers or because of the cargo volume.

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11. Grand Tourer:

Grand Tourer

Grand tourers are heavy, powerful and larger cars with FR layout and seating capacity for four people. Such cars are expensive than other sports car and are known to encompass both luxury and high performance. Some grand tourers are Lexus SC 300/400, Ferrari 612 Scaglietti and many more.

12. Muscle Car:

Muscle Car

Muscle cars have powerful V8 Engines and are mid size cars. It usually has two doors, but sometimes manufacturers are even providing four-door ones. These are generally driven in the US and Australia. Some examples are Ford Falcon, Ford Torino, Pontiac GTO, etc.

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13. Super Cars:

Super Cars

These are high-end exotic cars having superior performance than all other cars. Few examples are Mclaren P1, Bugatti Veyron 16.4, etc.

14. Commercial Vehicles:

Commercial cars

Many vans are used as commercial vehicles or are designed in such a way that they can be used comfortably as commercial vehicles. These often do have much seating capacity rather have room created for storing goods. Such vehicles are large and do not provide modern facilities like other cars. Ford Transit, Volkswagen Transporter are few examples of such cars.

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15. Roadsters:


These are two-seat open cars with minimal weather protection. These often are designed without top or side glass. These are a simpler form of convertibles.