Have you ever notice that:
1. Why in the collision of a vehicle, like a small car which crushed fully but a truck or big car not crushed fully?
2. Why truck or big cars vibrate greater than a small car?
3. What type of car you have?
Types of Chassis
You have heard the word “Chassis” many time in automobile but till now you have confusion about it. But Today I am going to tell you about it. Chassis is the base of a vehicle. It consist engine,
transmission system, brake system, suspension system, steering system, cooling system, wheels etc.
1. Conventional chassis
or frame-full chassis
In this type of
chassis the body is made as a separate unit and then joined with ladder frame. It
supports all the systems in a vehicle such as the Engine, Transmission system,
Steering system, Suspension system.
- Higher load capacity and strength
- The body tends to vibrate easily and the
overall vehicle handling and refinement is lower.
It is used in truck, bus and in SUV cars and bigger vehicles.
2. Non conventional or
In this type of chassis the ladder frame is absent and the
body itself act as the frame. It supports all the
systems in a vehicle such as the Engine, Transmission system, Steering system,
- Less rattles and squeaks are developed.
- Handling is better due to the higher body rigidity and weight.
- The load carrying capacity is lower.
- It is not safe in accidental condition.
Used mostly in hatchback and sedan cars.
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Different Types of Cars According to Body Style
Body of a car decides the space available for passenger and language in the car. There are various type of body used in Indian market. And they are given below.
Example: Nano, Indica, Jazz, Punto etc.
Example: Indigo Manza, Swift Dzire etc.
3. Estate/Station Wagon
Example: Indigo Marina, Octavia Combi etc.
4. Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) / Multi Utility Vehicle (MUV)
5. Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)
Example: Safari, Scorpio, Gypsy, Fortuner.
6. Pick-Up Truck
Example: Xenon, Scorpio Getaway etc.
Example: Winger, Ace Magic, Omni etc.