2+2 (car body style)

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Rear seats of a 1982 Jaguar XJS HE coupé

The 2+2 is a version of the coupé car body style that has two small rear seats for children or occasional usage, along with two front seats for the driver and front passenger.[1] For coupés that are sold either with or without rear seats, the versions that include rear seats are often marketed as a "2+2".[2]

Definition[edit]

SAAB Sonett Mark II equipped with a rear seat, making it a 2+2.

By 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.

Although many convertible, targa top and hatchback cars meet the literal definition of a 2+2, they are rarely considered 2+2s.

Usage[edit]

Many cars which can be considered 2+2s are described by the manufacturer as such, because the term 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 1965-66 Mustang 2+2[3] 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.

Cars marketed as 2+2[edit]

These are examples, and are not intended to represent a complete list.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sedan vs. Coupe Cars: Meaning, Definition & Differences". www.automoblog.net. Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "ZX History". www.project300tt.com. Retrieved 18 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "1964 Ford Mustang 2+2". www.themustangsource.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.