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Sports Sedan
A SPORTS SEDAN or a SPORTS SALOON is a sedan automobile (US) or saloon car (UK) that is designed to look and feel "sporty", offering the motorist more connection with the driving experience, while providing the comfort and amenities expected of a luxury sedan . A wider definition that includes related coupé , convertibles , crossovers is known as SPORT LUXURY. Most vehicles in this category overlap with the compact executive car and executive car classifications, while the sporty small family sedans are called sport compacts (mostly used in North America ). In the United Kingdom the term Super saloon is also used for high performance four-door cars. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Concept * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORY 1964 Renault R8 Gordini was a sportive compact car for a public consumption price
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Hot Hatch
HOT HATCH (shortened from HOT HATCHBACK) is a high-performance derivative of a car body style consisting of a three- or five-door hatchback automobile . The performance upgrades of a hot hatch are sometimes available for the estate variant of the car, often called sportwagons. Vehicles of this class are based on family-oriented automobiles, and are equipped with an uprated more powerful internal combustion engine , improved suspension , and may also include additional "aerodynamic" body parts and larger wheels and tyres. Front-mounted petrol engines , together with front-wheel drive , is the most common powertrain layout, although some can be specified as diesel-powered . Rear and four-wheel drive hot hatches are also available
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Australian Sports Sedan Championship
The NATIONAL SERIES FOR SPORTS SEDANS , formerly the AUSTRALIAN SPORTS SEDAN CHAMPIONSHIP, is a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title for drivers of cars complying with Australian Sports Sedan regulations. This class, essentially a silhouette racing car class , caters for cars of essentially free construction but utilising some of the bodywork of a closed, series production vehicle. The category emerged following the replacement of Appendix J Touring Cars by the more restricted Group C Improved Production Touring Cars at the end of 1964. Promoters of circuits such as Winton and Oran Park then allowed the redundant Appendix J cars to run with Sports Cars under the name Sports Racing Closed. By 1966 cars were competing with extensive modifications, often including engine swaps. By 1971 restrictions were placed on bodywork modifications ensuring that the original silhouette of the car had to be maintained
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Talk
TALK may refer to: * Conversation , interactive communication between two or more people * Speech , the production of a spoken language * Interaction , face to face conversations * Compulsive talking , beyond the bounds of what is considered to be a socially acceptable amount of talking * Communication<
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS is a line of compact executive cars produced by Daimler AG . Introduced in 1993 as a replacement for the 190 (W201) range, the C-Class was the smallest model in the marque's line-up until the A-Class arrived in 1997. The C-Class is built at Mercedes-Benz factories in Sindelfingen and Bremen , Germany as well as numerous satellite factories in other countries. The first C-Class (W202) sedan was produced on 1 June 1993, and the first of the second generation (W203) rolled off the assembly line on 18 July 2000. The C-Class has been available with a 4Matic
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(i.e. four-wheel drive ) option since 2002. The third generation (W204) was launched in 2007. The latest generation C-Class (W205) came out in 2014
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Sedan (automobile)
A SEDAN /sᵻˈdæn/ (American , Canadian , Australian , and New Zealand English ) or SALOON (British , Irish and Indian English ) is a passenger car in a three-box configuration with A, B max-width:224px"> 1962 Rambler Classic
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2- and 4-door sedans The primary purpose of the sedan is to transport people and their baggage on ordinary roads. Sedan versions of the automobile body style have a central pillar (B-pillar) that supports the roof and come in two- and four-door versions. Sedans usually have a two-box or three-box body. In the U.S., the term sedan has been used to denote a car with fixed window frames, as opposed to the hardtop style without a "B" pillar and where the sash or window frame, if any, winds down with the glass. Popular in the U.S. from the 1950s through the 1970s, true hardtop body designs have become increasingly rare
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Automobile
A CAR (or AUTOMOBILE) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation . Most definitions of _car_ say they run primarily on roads, seat one to eight people, have four tires , and mainly transport people rather than goods. Cars came into global use during the 20th century, and developed economies depend on them. The year 1886 is regarded as the birth year of the modern car, when German inventor Karl Benz built his Benz Patent-Motorwagen . Cars did not become widely available until the early 20th century. One of the first cars that was accessible to the masses was the 1908 Model T , an American car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company . Cars were rapidly adopted in the US, where they replaced animal-drawn carriages and carts, but took much longer to be accepted in Western Europe and other parts of the world. Cars have controls for driving, parking, passenger comfort and safety, and controlling a variety of lights
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Luxury Vehicle
LUXURY VEHICLE is a marketing term for a vehicle that provides luxury — pleasant or desirable features beyond strict necessity — at increased expense. The term suggests a vehicle with higher quality equipment, better performance, more precise construction, comfort, higher design, technologically innovative modern, or features that convey an image, brand , status , or prestige, or any other 'discretionary' feature or combination of them. The term is also broad, highly variable and relative. It is a perceptual, conditional and subjective attribute that may be comprehended differently by different people; "What is a luxury car to some... may be 'ordinary' to others." In contemporary usage, the term may be applied to any vehicle type— including sedan , coupe , hatchback , station wagon , and convertible body styles, as well as to minivans , crossovers , or sport utility vehicles and to any size vehicle, from small to large—in any price range
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Coupé
A COUPé (_/coo-pay/_, or US COUPE, _/coop/_) (from the French past participle _coupé_, of the infinitive _couper_, to cut) is a car with a fixed-roof body style that is shorter than a sedan or saloon (British and Irish English) of the same model. The precise definition of the term varies between manufacturers and over time. but generally, a coupe will only seat two people and have two doors, though it may have rear seating and rear doors for additional passengers. The term was first applied to 19th-century carriages, where the rear-facing seats had been eliminated, or cut out. CONTENTS * 1 Pronunciation * 2 History * 3 Definitions and descriptions * 4 Current usage * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links PRONUNCIATIONIn most English-speaking countries, the French spelling _coupé_ and anglicized pronunciation /kuːˈpeɪ/ _koo-PAY_ are used
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Convertible (car)
A CONVERTIBLE or CABRIOLET (/ˌkæbriːoʊˈleɪ/ ; _KA-bree-oh-LAY_ ) is an automobile body style that can convert between an open-air mode and an enclosed one, varying in degree and means by model. Convertibles evolved from the earlier phaeton , an open vehicle without glass side windows that sometimes had removable panels of fabric or other material for protection from the elements. Historically, a retractable roof consisted of an articulated frame covered with a folding, textile-based fabric similar to that on an open carriage evolved into the most common form. A lesser seen DETACHABLE HARDTOP provided a more weatherproof and secure alternative. As technology improved, a retractable hardtop which removes and stows its own rigid roof in its trunk appeared, increasingly becoming the most popular form. A semiconvertible also known as a cabrio coach has a retractable or removable top which retains fully framed windows on its doors and side glass
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Crossover (automobile)
A CROSSOVER or CROSSOVER UTILITY VEHICLE (CUV) is a vehicle built on a car platform and combining, in highly variable degrees, features of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle, especially those of a station wagon or hatchback . Using the unibody construction typical of passenger vehicles instead of the body-on-frame platform used in light trucks and the original SUVs, the crossover combines SUV design features such as tall interior packaging, high H-point seating, high center of gravity, high ground-clearance or all-wheel-drive capability – with design features from an automobile such as a passenger vehicle's platform, independent rear suspension , car-like handling, lighter weight and better fuel economy than trucks or truck-based vehicles
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Compact Executive Car
A COMPACT EXECUTIVE CAR is a premium car smaller than an executive car . In European classification , compact executive cars are part of the D-segment . In North American terms, close equivalents are "compact premium car", "compact luxury car", "entry-level luxury car" and "near-luxury car". Compact executive cars are usually available in saloon , estate , coupé , and cabriolet body styles. Most entry-level luxury cars are part of D-segment , but some cars like the Lincoln MKZ , Buick LaCrosse , Hyundai Azera , Acura TL and Toyota Avalon are part of E and F-segments despite the prices of D-segment premium and V6 mid-size cars
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Executive Car
EXECUTIVE CAR is a British term for an automobile larger than a large family car . In official use, the term is adopted by Euro NCAP , a European organization founded to test car safety. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 History in Europe * 2.1 France * 2.2 Germany * 2.3 Italy * 2.4 Sweden * 2.5 United Kingdom * 3 Overview * 3.1 Body styles * 3.2 Market situation * 4 Other corresponding classes * 5 Cars bigger than executive in Europe * 6 Compact executive cars * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links BACKGROUNDThe term was coined in the 1960s to describe cars targeted at successful professionals and middle-to-senior managers. It was often a company car but retained enough performance and comfort to be desirable to private motorists
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Compact Car
A COMPACT CAR (North America), or SMALL FAMILY CAR in British acceptation, is a classification of cars that are larger than a subcompact car but smaller than a mid-size car , equating roughly to the C-segment in Europe. CONTENTS * 1 Definitions * 2 American market * 2.1 History of compact cars in the United States * 3 European market * 3.1 Upmarket Options * 3.2 Alternative Body Styles * 4 Japanese market * 5 UK market * 5.1 1970s * 5.2 1980s * 5.3 1990s * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links DEFINITIONSCurrent compact car size, as defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for the US and for international models respectively, is approximately 4,100 mm (161 in) and 4,450 mm (175 in) long for hatchbacks , or 4,400 mm (173 in) and 4,750 mm (187 in) long for convertibles , sedans (saloon) or station wagons (estate car)
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Sport Compact
A SPORT COMPACT is a high-performance version of a compact car or a subcompact car . According to Motor Trend
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in a comparison entitled "Small, Fast, Fun", the sports compact car has to accomplish the multiple duties of a "family car" and a "daily driver" - thus having more than two doors and seating at least four passengers - while also being "fun to drive" on all roads and in town. CONTENTS * 1 Characteristics * 2 Market trends * 3 Tuning * 4 Motorsport * 5 References CHARACTERISTICSThere is no precise definition and the description is applied for marketing purposes to a wide variety of models, but typical "sport compacts" are front engined , front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive coupés, sedans, or hatchbacks driven by a straight-4 gasoline engine
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North America
NORTH AMERICA is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere . It can also be considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas . It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean , to the east by the Atlantic Ocean , to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean , and to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea . North America covers an area of about 24,709,000 square kilometers (9,540,000 square miles), about 16.5% of the earth's land area and about 4.8% of its total surface. North America is the third largest continent by area, following Asia and Africa , and the fourth by population after Asia, Africa, and Europe
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