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Indian Industry News: SIAM’s New Car Classification

Maruti Suzuki, has posted the new classification of cars by SIAM and its models as per the new classification.

The new classification divides the cars across 8 sections instead of 6 that are currently in use. Companies are expected to release their sales numbers in the new format from August 2011 onwards.

New SIAM Classification and Maruti Suzuki Models (July 2011 onwards)
 
Mini:Seats upto-5, Length Normally <3600 mm, Body Style-Hatchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 1.0 Litre
M800, Alto, WagonR, A-Star
Compact:Seats upto-5, Length Normally between 3600 – 4000 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Hatch/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 1.4 Litre
Ritz, Swift, Estilo
Super Compact:Seats upto-5, Length Normally between 4000 – 4250 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Hatch/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 1.6 Litre
Dzire
Mid-Size:Seats upto-5, Length Normally between 4250 – 4500 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Hatch/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 1.6 Litre
SX4
Executive:Seats upto-5, Length Normally between 4500 – 4700 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estate/Notchback, Engine Displacement Normally upto 2 Litre
Kizashi
Premium:Seats upto-5, Length Normally between 4700 – 5000 mm, Body Style-Sedan/Estates, Engine Displacement Normally upto 3 Litre
B: Utility Vehicles(UVs)
B: Utility Vehicles/ Sports Utility Vehicles; 2×4 or 4×4 offroad capability ; Generally ladder on frame ; 2 box ; 5 Seats or more but upto 10 Seats
UV1:Length <4400 mm, Price Upto Rs. 15 Lakh
Gypsy
UV4:Price Between Rs. 15 to 25 Lakh
Grand Vitara
C: Vans ; Generally 1 or 1.5 box; seats upto 5 to 10
V1:Hard tops mainly used for personal transport, Price Upto Rs. 10 Lakh
Omni, Eeco

Auto Car also gives a nice graphical representation of the earlier and new classification.

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