Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A car for carrying passengers on a railroad; specifically, an ordinary car for day travel, as distinguished from a sleeping-car or drawing-room car, etc.

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Examples

  • Ford said its passenger-car sales in China in the three months ended March 31 totaled 85,123 units, up 11% from a year earlier, and commercial vehicle sales rose 34% to 55,443 units.

    Ford Seeks Major Growth of Electric Sales

  • Fiat's main passenger-car and light-commercial-vehicle business shipped 518,600 vehicles in the first quarter.

    Fiat Expects Japan Quake to Curb Production

  • The European passenger-car market was down 4.9% year-on-year at 13.8 million vehicles in 2010, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association said.

    Business Watch

  • BEIJING — The torrid growth in China's auto market is likely to level off soon, but Xavier Peugeot, global director of marketing and communications for French auto brand Peugeot, said sales in China's passenger-car market could still double over the next decade to well more than 20 million cars a year.

    Peugeot Sees China Passenger-Car Sales Growth

  • Depending upon the design, they may ride rougher than passenger-car tires when you drive on the highway.

    Get The Most Out Of A New Set of Truck Tires

  • Mr. Fleet, who was appointed Asean president in April 2010, said Ford is making some headway in its strategy, especially in Thailand, where it recently started construction of a $450 million passenger-car plant that the company says will give it more flexibility to produce a wider array of cars for the region.

    Ford Looks to Southeast Asia for Growth

  • Korea agreement took effect, the share of Toyota Motor Corp. in the U.S. passenger-car market fell from 16% to 12% between 2008 and 2011, while the share of the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group soared from 4% to nearly 10%, according to Japanese trade ministry data.

    Japan's Bid to Join Asian Trade Pact Faces a Leery U.S.

  • Thailand has at least attracted a few major investments over the past year, notably a $450 million Ford Motor Co. outlay to build a new passenger-car plant announced last June.

    Thai Election Looms As Instability Dents Confidence In Economy

  • VW added that its main VW passenger-car brand, its Czech unit Skoda and its financial-services unit had also produced higher earnings, though its Spanish brand Seat and its Bentley unit suffered further losses.

    Audi Drives VW's Earnings Growth

  • Spurred by discounted financing and leases on the brand's highest volume models— including the C-Class and E-Class passenger-car lines and M and GLK sport utilities—the company's November sales jumped 46% compared with a year ago.

    Car Dealers Sing: 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Lexus'

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