Suara.com – Sedans are one of the luxury car categories that are quite popular among 4-wheel lovers. In addition to luxury, this car is also known to have a price that is not cheap.
Some car manufacturers also certainly have this type of sedan product such as Toyota, Honda, Nissan, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
But surely not a few people know the meaning of the sedan itself. The previous sedan was not used as the name of the type of car.
Reported from Jalopnik, sedan comes from the Latin, sedes or sedere. The meaning of sedes itself when translated into Indonesian is ‘to sit’.
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Not only that, the term sedan was found in Italian, which comes from the word sede, which means chair.
In those days, sedan was defined as ‘a closed seat on a crossbar’.
Not using machines, this term is used for means of transportation that are lifted by humans on the front and back such as stretchers.
The word sedan finally made its way into England in the 1630s and still has meaning as a stretcher.
Over time, the first car called a sedan in America was the 1911 Speedwell, which was assembled in Ohio, United States.
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Having triumphed in the 1970s to early 2000s, sedans are no longer a concern in the Indonesian automotive market.
This can not be separated from the vehicle tax which is quite high compared to passenger cars such as the MPV and SUV segments.
This car is also known to be owned by the upper middle class such as officials or other important people.