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Statistical Terms All vehicles production
Topic
Transport Manufacturing
Definition
Passenger cars are motor vehicles with at least four wheels, used for the transport of passengers, and comprising no more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat.
Light commercial vehicles are motor vehicles with at least four wheels, used for the carriage of goods. Mass given in tons (metric tons) is used as a limit between light commercial vehicles and heavy trucks. This limit depends on national and professional definitions and varies between 3.5 and 7 tons.
Minibuses, derived from light commercial vehicles, are used for the transport of passengers, comprising more than eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat and having a maximum mass between 3.5 and 7 tons.
Heavy trucks are vehicles intended for the carriage of goods. Maximum authorized mass is over the limit (ranging from 3.5 to 7 tons) of light commercial vehicles. They include tractor vehicles designed for towing semi-trailers.
Buses and coaches are used for the transport of passengers, comprising more than eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat, and having a maximum mass over the limit (ranging from 3.5 to 7 tones) of light commercial vehicles.
Light vehicles include passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
All vehicles include passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, heavy trucks, coaches and buses.
Source
International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), national trade organizations, OICA members or correspondents
Periodicity
Annual
Temporal Coverage
1999-2020
Note
(1)European Union means EU 28
(2)Data is estimated figures