Difference between sedan and saloon

Asked by Oct 04, 2008 at 03:59 AM

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what is the difference between sedan and salon car

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Saloon (Similar to the American term Sedan, an enclosed car body style with a separate boot (trunk). according to this website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saloon different ways to call it, otherwise it is the same thing.


make sure not to confuse saloon with salon, they both mean something different

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While the two are today, the same in size, Sedans and Saloons were once quite different. A Saloon was a larger car, not quite as large as a limousine, but every bit as luxurious. Typically, a Saloon often was Chauffeur driven, while a Sedan was driven by it's owner. Sedans in the 1930s were generally a smaller car than a Saloon, but after ww2 the manufacturers in the US began building much larger automobiles; when these hit the British market, they were often refereed to as "Yank Tanks". Saloon today, implies a more luxurious vehicle; A jaguar S-Type 4.2 would be regarded as a Saloon, whereas a similar sized Honda would be a Sedan.

Also, a Saloon, proper, will have a longer wheelbase, which allows for more rear seat leg room.

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