Choosing the right car

Published January 24, 2019, 4:01 PM

by manilabulletin_admin


The automotive scene isn’t quite as simple as it used to be when it comes to automotive segments. Before, you could easily categorize cars as compact sedans, executive sedans, wagons, and your basic large and small SUVs. Today, manufacturers scramble to fit every possible segment gap there is, sometimes even creating their own.

To help simply things, these cars can be classified into four major groups based on how they’re used.


The daily driver

These are the city cars, sedans, hatchbacks and crossovers that are easy to drive on a daily basis. Whether it’s to ferry kids to school, heading to the grocery for some shopping, or driving to work, these cars are compact and comfortable enough to be used everyday while still maintaining some driving fun and convenience features. Good examples of these are the Toyota Vios XE or Hyundai Accent.

Family cars

When it comes to out of town trips, you’ll need a car that carries the entire family, or your entire group of friends plus all their luggage. MPVs, vans and large SUVs are great choices for trips that need space for passengers and cargo. These can be cars like the Toyota Fortuner or Hyundai Santa Fe.


Whether you need to move shipments or get around the farm, these cars are purpose-built to accomplish the tasks to help your business flourish and grow. These vehicles range from pickups to closed vans and are generally reliable, cheap to maintain, and can take enough of a beating to act as your tough workhorse. You might be familiar with examples like the Hyundai H-100 or Toyota Hilux.

Pure leisure

While not the most affordable cars in the industry, these vehicles excel at driving pleasure. These cars are equipped with the latest technology in comfort or performance, making sure your drive is as enjoyable as can be, whether it’s cruising through traffic in luxury, or cutting canyons with each high-speed corner. A perfect example would be the Toyota Camry or Hyundai Veloster Turbo.

By Chris Van Hoven