Countless number of automotive websites mention about Sedan and other types of cars which you should buy. However, most of them actually do not properly explain the meaning of various car body styles. When I first entered into the automotive industry, I did not have any clue as to what a Sedan or any other car body style meant for. For the benefit of our readers and potential buyers of used and new Japanese cars from Japan, I would like to start an introductory series of various car body styles. Today, we will define what is the meaning of a sedan car?
What is The Meaning Of A Sedan?
In the following lines, I am going to give a brief rundown of what a sedan car is and whether you should buy it? The information is mainly gathered from Wikipedia to avoid any biases.
A sedan /sɪˈdæn/ (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 & C-pillars and principal volumes articulated in separate compartments for passenger cargo. The passenger compartment features two rows of seats and adequate passenger space in the rear compartment for adult passengers. The cargo compartment is typically in the rear, with the exception of some rear-engined models, such as the Renault Dauphine, Tatra T613, Volkswagen Type 3 and Chevrolet Corvair. It is one of the most common car body styles available all over the world. A battery electric liftback such as the Tesla Model S has no engine compartment, but a front cargo compartment and a rear compartment for cargo or optionally for additional passengers.
Types of 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 comes 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.
The shape and position of the automobile greenhouse on both two- and four-door sedans may be identical, with only the center B-pillar positioned further back to accommodate the longer doors on the two-door versions. For example, 1962 Rambler Classic sedans feature identical windshield, A-pillar, roof, C-pillar, and rear window. The two-door sedans have longer doors and include roll down rear side window and even a quarter window that is shaped to follow the reverse slant of the C-pillar, just like on the rear doors of the four-door sedans.
Some of the popular Japanese Sedan cars as follows.
Please let us know whether you own any of the above mentioned body stype of a Japanese cars. If yes, do you like it? Would you like buy another Sedan when you need to? We would like to hear answers to all these questions from our readers.