Car Types, Transmission and Safety

Car types

Cars can be grouped in different ways for a body type. Here is a classification:


The most common type of car. Then there is a particular model with two or four doors where the trunk is separated from the passenger compartment and a separate trunk.

Example: Toyota Corolla, Seat Cordoba

Combi car

A car with extended roofline and more cargo space than a sedan, cargo area is accessible via a large door in the rear of the car. Car manufacturers often have their own names on their hatchback models.

Example: Volvo V70 ,, Renault Grand Scenic, Kia

Multi-purpose / MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle)

A type of car, bus often similar, with more passenger space than a sedan. Flexi car is larger and often have removable seats and can thus be adapted to the need for transportation.

Example: 2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager, Ford Galaxy, Hyundai Matrix,

Sports car / coupe

A two-door car that is lower than a sedan, and sometimes only two seats. The roof slopes are usually more at the rear and can be removable or retractable.

Example :, Peugeot 307 CC, Opel Astra Twin Top, Mercedes CLK-Class

SUV / SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)

Something between a hatchback and the real terrain, usually equipped with four-wheel drive and higher ground clearance than a regular hatchback. Car type is also sometimes called the "SUVs".

Example: Nissan X-Trail, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota RAV4, Volvo XC90


The two main types of gearbox in the car is manual and automatic. Many cars are now automatic transmission. An advantage of the automatic transmission is smooth and steady driving, which is convenient in city driving. It can also be perceived as safer because it allows the driver to be over focused on driving and the surrounding traffic.

A disadvantage is that the older automatic cars often pull 50-10 percent more fuel than cars with manual transmission. Many new automatic cars, however, drag in many cases the same and in some cases less fuel than comparable cars with manual transmission. Another drawback is that most automatic cars can be towed up and running.

Cars and Safety

Most cruel to your safety that motorist is driving calmly and follow the speed limit no matter what vehicle you have.

A crash at 60 km / h correspondents to a fall from fourth floor of a house, and a crash at 80 km / h falling from the eighth floor. The human body takes a lot of damage to vehicle accidents. Even at low speeds, the risk of serious harm large. Of vulnerable road users who are hit at 30 km / h risk one in ten of being killed. At 50 km / h eight in ten at risk of being killed.

If all road users to respect the speed limit, around 125 lives saved each year.

The actual choice of vehicle was previously among a smaller, more environmentally friendly cars and more and more road. Today, the security of many small cars rivaling the larger models.

The chance of surviving a crash are much greater in a car from the 2000s compared with the one from the early 1980s. Technology improvements in the form of including airbags, and electronic stability control systems have made all the cars safer – but is still not in all cars.

Source by Ileana Bil