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Old 16th November 2016, 11:28   #16
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Did SIAM revise the classification after 2011? How did Sunny / Scala (and few others as well) fall under C1 category then?





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The Classification of cars is definitely tricky and does not always depend on the length. In some cases it lets prices overtake the length (where the length is short) as key criteria. For E.g. the Ford Ecosport, which by length comes under 4 meters, and thus should be a B2 segment member. However, being a million rupee car, it is classified under C2 segment. Other examples are Dzire and Aspire, which too come under sub 4 meter category and are classified, a segment higher, under C1.
Where does the New Figo fit in? It has 1.5L engine and definitely sub 4m
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Did SIAM revise the classification after 2011? How did Sunny / Scala (and few others as well) fall under C1 category then?
+1.

Given the dimensions, engine size of 1.5 ltrs p/d, price and features; the Caaaar brothers should be happily sitting in the C2 class room. I cannot fathom as why they sit alongside the Sail Sedan which is smaller, substantially less expensive and comes with smaller engines (1.2p/1.3d).

Whereas Ciaz with 1.4p and 1.3d qualifies under C2, purely based on dimensions.

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Where does the New Figo fit in? It has 1.5L engine and definitely sub 4m
Length wise - B2
Price wise - C1
Engine wise - C2

Take your pick.

On a serious note the classification clearly demarcates any car beyond 4 meters and being a sedan in C category. Since, Figo is a hatch back it cannot enter into the territory of Sedans. Hence the Figo should be placed in the B2 group.

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