2+2 (car body style)
The 2+2 is a version of the coupé car-body style that has two front seats for the driver and front passenger, as well as two small (narrow legroom) rear seats for children or other occasional usage. It is therefore different from 4 or 5 seat versions that have normal size rear seats. Some manufacturers which sell coupés without rear seats often market the car as "2+2" or as 2-plus-2.
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By standard definition, all cars in the 2+2 category have two front seats and two rear seats. Other common characteristics for 2+2 cars include relatively little room for the rear passengers and a coupé body with two doors.
There are many coupé which meet the definition of a 2+2, but have not been described by the manufacturer as such. This is because the term 2+2 is most often used to distinguish cars from a 2-seat open version of the same model. Prominent examples are the classic Jaguar E-type fixed-head coupé 2+2, the Lotus Elan 2+2, the Nissan 300ZX 2+2, the Chevrolet Monza 2+2, the 1965–1966 Mustang 2+2 and the Pontiac 2+2 models.
The 1965 and 1966 Mustang Fastback was marketed as the "Mustang 2+2", because a fold-down rear seat was included as standard equipment. Where the standard (two-seat) Mustang had a "MUSTANG" emblem, the 2+2 model had a "MUSTANG 2+2" emblem. In 1967, the rear seat became optional, and the "2+2" designation was dropped.
One reason why some sportscars are equipped with barely usable back-seats, is for their buyers' financial benefit of getting generally much cheaper insurance on a "four-seat" car, than on a more high-risk classed sporty two-seater.
Cars marketed as 2+2
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