Guide to different car types

Shopping for used cars can be exciting, but it can also be confusing as well. With so many cars of all dimensions and sizes, cross-shopping the competition can be quite difficult-heck, even identifying the competition is hard. We here at ikman.ik are here to help all Sri Lanka consumers decide which vehicle is best for them. Our classified site features numerous car subcategories. These subcategories include a second hand cars section, a used cars for sale by owner section, cars for sale section, as well as information on used car prices and links to other used car websites. Not quite sure which vehicle is best for you? Don’t worry we got you covered as our comprehensive guide to different car types provides all the information necessary to help consumers make an informed decision on their next vehicle purchase.

Convertible- A convertible is a vehicle that has a retractable roof. With the flick of a button, the roof easily becomes unhinged and folds away to either the trunk of the car or behind its rear seats. There are many variations of this vehicle available as the roof can either come manufactured with rigid metals such as aluminum or steel or soft materials including canvas or vinyl.

Coupe- Technically a coupe is defined as being a hard top car with two doors. These vehicles are often sporty variants of saloon or sedan body styles. The coupled interior comes with less than 33 cubic feet or rear volume and features 2+2 seating ( room for two passengers in the back and the front).

Sedan- As one of the most popular car body types on the road, a sedan or saloon is designed with a unibody configuration and a fixed B-Pillar between the rear and front windows. With four doors and more than 33 cubic feet of rear volume the interior of this vehicle can easily sit up to 5 passengers at one time.

Hatchback- The term hatchback is used to describe vehicles made with a hinged rear cargo hatch that opens upward. A top-hinged tailgate or singular large flip-up window provides easy access to this cargo space and allows the owner to open it effortlessly. Typically most hatchbacks feature fold-down second-row seating where the interior can be reconfigured to prioritize cargo volume or passenger seating.

Hybrid- When a vehicle is classified as a hybrid it generally means that it achieves propulsion through the use of more than two power sources. The term commonly refers to hybrid electric motors and gasoline engines and can be configured to suit numerous objectives. These objectives include increased power fuel economy or additional auxiliary power for power tools or electrical devices.

SUV- A sports utility vehicle or (SUV) was originally designed to be an off-roading automobile for sporting purposes. Increased demand for this vehicle has spawned several variations that may or may not include off-roading capabilities. Standard features in most models include a roomy interior that sits 5-7 passengers as well as multiple configuration capabilities that can either increase cargo space or passenger seating.

Pickup Truck- A pickup truck is a vehicle typically used for transporting cargo and equipment. The enclosed seating area in the front is made to fit 2-3 people at once while the open cargo area in the back is designed with a flatbed to hold various items and cargo. The rear gate feature in the back also opens outward for simple loading and unloading as well.

Station Wagon- A station wagon or an estate car is a vehicle that comes with an extended compartment behind the passenger seats. The extended trunk area is made to carry and transport small or midsized items and is accessible through a fifth door located on the back end of the car. While the interior can have 5-7 passengers in it at one time, the owner can elect to fold down the passenger seats for even more storage capabilities.

Sports Cars- Sports cars are small vehicles that usually have two seats and two doors. With nimble handling and spirited performance these vehicles are designed to deliver premium acceleration and handling. While sports cars may come in many forms such as luxurious or Spartan the main aspect each model will possess is a low weight requisite and high maneuverability.

Offroaders- Offroaders are small vehicles that are designed with large tires that have deep open treads in them. These automobiles have an upright, boxy body design and flexible suspension. Just like the name states offroaders are capable of driving off and on paved surfaces as well as gravel ones.

Van- A van is a boxlike vehicle that is very large in shape and is often utilized to haul cargo than people. While these cars are rarely driven for domesticated purposes, they do offer a spacious interior and a body on frame construction that is suitable for conversion and extensive modification.

Minivan- A minivan is another box-like automobile used for transporting people or goods. With a spacious interior that can hold 6-9 passengers, these vehicles are typically categorized as a family cars due to their child-friendly features that include built-in entertainment centers, power sliding doors and child safety locks.These vehicles are also among the most versatile as they can be used for domestic and commercial use.

Doing a simple internet search would reveal hundreds of dealerships with cars for sale, but how do you know that you’re receiving the best deal possible? At ikman.ik all of the used cars listed in our database have been placed there by the owner so that consumers are almost guaranteed a fair and reasonable price. Search through our used cars for sale by owner section where there is an abundance of second hand cars and used car prices available. Even if you don’t find anything on our classifieds site well point you in the right direction with links to other prominent used car websites. Buy or sell your next vehicle with ikman.ik Sri Lanka’s premier destination for used automobiles.