Automobiles can be classified according to following
1. With respect to Use :
c. Motor cycle
d. Three wheeler
e. Four wheeler – Car, Jeep etc.
f.Transport vehicle —Bus
g. Goods carrier – Truck, Trailer
2. With respect to Capacity
a. Heavy transport vehicle —Truck, Bus, Coaches , Dumper
b. Light transport vehicle – Car, Jeep, Tempo etc.
3. With respect to Fuel Used :
a. Petrol vehicle – Car, Scooter, Motorcycle
b. Diesel vehicle – Truck, Bus, Tractor etc.
c. CNG vehicle — Bus, Auto rickshaws etc.
d. LPG vehicle — Car
e. Solar vehicle – Car
4. With respect to Make and Manufacturer
a. Trucks – Layland, Tata
b. Station wagon – Matador, Dodge, Standard
c. Car – Fiat , Ambassador, Maruti
d. Motor cycle — Hero honda, Bajaj, Rajdoot, Yamaha
e. Scooter – Bajaj, LML, Kinetic Honda
5. With respect to Wheel and Axle
a. Two wheeler- Auto cycle, Moped, Scooter, Motor
b. Three wheeler – Auto Rickshaw, Tempo.
c. Four wheeler – Car, Jeep
d. Six wheeler – Having Two rear axle e.g. Truck
e. Multi wheeler – Trailers.
6. With respect to Drive :
1. According to sitting position of
a. Right hand drive – All Indian vehicles.
b. Left hand drive – Most of American vehicles.
2. According to driving axle :
a. Front wheel drive — Front wheels are driving wheels
b. Rear wheel drive – Rear wheels are driving wheels
c. Four wheel drive — All wheels are driving wheels
7. With respect to Suspension System
a. Conventional suspension – Leaf Spring
b. Independent suspension – Coil spring, Torsion bar,
8. With respect to Transmission :
9. With respect to Fitting of Engine
a. Engine at front
b. Engine at back
c. Engine ﬁtted in front but crosswise
d. Bus chassis
e. Engine fitted at center of chassis.