stockvault-rained-drenched-chrysler112404Have you ever wondered what’s what with different car types and styles? Well, we’re here to help make you life a bit easier by providing you with some quick definitions to some of the most popular vehicle body types out on the roads today.

Coupe – Coupe style cars have 2 long doors with 2 or 4 seats. The front part of the vehicle looks longer while the rear area is more compact. Coupes are mainly 2 door variant of sedans that have been fitted with high performing engines to utilize them in car sports. Mostly the body is enclosed with a hard roof, but few convertible coupes are also introduced in the market and the Mercedes-Benz SLR –McLaren is a great example of a convertible coupe.

Crossover (CUV) –
 Crossovers utility vehicles are the brainchild of someone combing the features of hatchbacks or station wagons with sports utility vehicles. Crossovers are definately one of the “in” vehicles right now, and that trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Why is this? Well, on one hand, CUV have features like high point seating, high ground clearance, four wheel drive (optional), tall interiors (inherited from SUV’s) and, on the other hand, has some characteristics like great handling, good fuel efficiency, passenger vehicles’ platform, and two box designs that have been inherited from hatchbacks or station wagons. If you have to go for a long drive with friends and need to take along a little more cargo, then a crossover style might just be the best option for you! Fiat Palio, Ford EcoSport, and Audi Q are a few of the crossovers available in the market today.

Hatchback – 
As the name suggests, hatchback cars come with a back door entry as third or fifth door, which is shared by cargo and passengers alike. A Ford Fiesta is a good example of a modern hatchback car. It is very similar to a station wagon but its last pillar and curved back with very small windows (or no windows) is what differentiates it from a wagon.

OK…that’s all for now! Next time we’ll look at sedans, SUV’s, and wagons. Want to see some of these types of vehicles in person? We’ve got a full inventory and would be more than happy to get you into the car of your dreams!


Chad Sabatka

Chad Sabatka is the Internet Sales & Marketing Director for Anderson Auto Group which is a Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, Kia, and Mitsubishi dealer located in Lincoln & Grand Island, NE and St. Joseph, MO. You can follow Chad on .

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