Vehicle Type

Vehicle type refers to the classification of a vehicle based on its design, construction, and intended use. Vehicle types include cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, and other types of vehicles. The vehicle type is an important factor in determining a vehicle’s registration, insurance, and operating costs, as well as its capabilities and intended use.

How many types of vehicles are there?

The exact number of vehicle types depends on how they are classified and the criteria used for classification. However, common types of vehicles include:
  • Cars (passenger vehicles): sedans, coupes, hatchbacks, station wagons, SUVs, and minivans
  • Light-duty trucks: pickups, vans, and sport utility vehicles
  • Heavy-duty trucks: tractor-trailers, delivery trucks, dump trucks, and other commercial vehicles
  • Buses: city buses, school buses, tour buses, and others
  • Motorcycles: street bikes, touring bikes, sport bikes, and others
  • Off-road vehicles: all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), dirt bikes, and others
There are also specialized vehicles such as emergency vehicles (ambulances, fire trucks, police vehicles), military vehicles, and recreational vehicles (RVs) that are designed for specific purposes.

Is SUV a vehicle type?

Yes, SUV is a type of vehicle. SUV stands for “Sport Utility Vehicle.” It is a type of vehicle that is larger than a sedan and is typically designed for off-road use, but is also used for daily transportation. SUVs often have high ground clearance, four-wheel drive, and spacious interiors.

What is a passenger vehicle type?

A passenger vehicle is a type of road motor vehicle designed to carry passengers. Examples include cars, SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles), minivans, and station wagons. Vehicles not considered passenger vehicles include trucks, buses, trailers, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles (such as delivery vans or utility trucks).