Vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, with different mechanical and specification configurations, to suit many and varied purposes.
This is why we are loosely following the specific categories of all new vehicles sold in Australia, as outlined by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).
Using the FCAI classification ensures that no vehicle type will slip through the net.
It also helps identify other similar vehicles for consumers to compare against, so as to help make the car-buying process much easier.
For example, it helps to separate “light cars” from “small cars” so buyers can be assured they are comparing apples with apples.
And not just by vehicles size, but also by function.
For example, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are grouped separately from people movers, passenger cars and light trucks.
Utes are even separated further into four-wheel drive (4WD) and two-wheel drive (2WD) – an important distinction for tradesmen, farmers and the like.