What is the difference between a sedan vehicle, an SUV, or a hatchback?

Today, in Maipú, we tell you the differences between a sedan vehicle, an SUV and a hatchback so you can choose the car that best suits you and your needs.


What differentiates a sedan from the other cars is the independence of the trunk with the rest of the body, that is, they are divided into three volumes: the engine, the passenger compartment and the trunk. They are characterized by having more space in the trunk and for being vehicles for four or five people. The space of both the cabin and the trunk, and its classic and elegant design make the sedan the quintessential family car.

An example of today’s sedan is the new Volkswagen Vento.


This term applies to a sports utility vehicle or VUD, known as its SUV, or sport utility vehicle. These are trucks that combine elements of off-road cars and passenger cars.

They have a monocoque chassis and are built on front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or all-wheel drive platforms. The great advantage of these trucks is that they can travel on complicated roads such as routes, but they also offer great performance in urban environments. The Volkswagen Tiguan or Touareg fall into the SUV category.


Compact cars are also known as hatchbacks and are those that consist of two volumes or that lack a tail. The rear of the trunk can be opened by a rear door or a rear window and is considered one more door, so you can find that hatchbacks with two side doors are called “three doors” and the four side door models are called of “five doors”.

The hatchback models feature sporty designs, making them more appealing to a younger audience, typically single people and young or childless couples.

To all this, what is the difference between a premium and a luxury car?

They say that even in dogs there are breeds, and this applies excellently within the automotive industry, not only to separate brands, but also segments. When one thinks of luxury cars, generally the first words that come to mind are Mercedes and BMW, but in reality there is something a step above these Premium brands even though they are products that they themselves manufacture.

Rolls-Royce and Maybach are the two names that occupy the highest position in the field of luxury cars, although the latter no longer exists as a brand, ** Mercedes-Benz ****** continues to sell a version of its Class S with this surname, which is obviously the most expensive and luxurious version.

Mercedes Maybach S600
How much difference can there be between an S600 and an S600 Maybach? As it turns out, a lot. For starters, the Maybach is 20 inches longer than the long S600. This extra space focuses on the rear seats that can be a three-passenger bench or two individual seats with all possible amenities, including any number of directions in which it can move and a multi-level massage system, these seats they are basically the same or better than those used by first class airlines. Although this can also be fitted in a “normal” S-Class, the Maybach accentuates its position as a more luxurious car thanks to the use of exotic materials. At the end of the day it is still an S-Class, and that is good, but there are people who prefer that their car differs more, for them there is Rolls-Royce.

The name synonymous with the highest expression of automotive luxury for more than a century, Rolls-Royce is now part of BMW, but the German brand has taken it upon itself to separate the English brand from its products, making a car very different from its flagship, the Series 7. Unlike its German cousin, Rolls-Royce vehicles take smooth handling as a priority rather than dynamism. Nothing compares to the experience of riding a Rolls, it literally feels like the car is floating. The Rolls-Royce design is also perceived a little more conservative, maintaining the enormous grille that has characterized it throughout its history, although with a modern touch to continue attracting the eyes of locals and strangers.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Interior
These cars not only cost more for their focus on detail and the use of the highest quality exotic materials possible, their price also increases for the services they offer. Rolls-Royce offers things that no other manufacturer, for example, so that Wraith users can feel like they are driving under the starry sky, 1,340 fiber optic lamps were installed in the roof, which simulate … a starry sky.

They also have a voice-activated navigation and entertainment system, nothing new, but this time it also gives you voice access to the brand’s Consierge services. This service puts at your command a personal assistant who will basically do the errands you need, taking the concept of roadside assistance to another level. They can help you organize your schedule, book flights and hotels and even have a shopping service with home delivery.

Maybach Interior
Such a car is much more than a vehicle to get from one point to another, super luxury cars are driving and life experiences. They are not the most expensive cars, that achievement belongs to the super sports, but they are the cars that seek to impact your day to day in the greatest possible way. Also, it is much more common to see a super luxury car on the street than to find a limited-production super sports car that owners practically never use, while the Maybach and Rolls are the favorite way of transportation for millionaires, when the trip is short enough not to use your helicopter.

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