Car Line Law and Legal Definition

According 40 CFR 600.002-85 [Title 40 Protection Of Environment; Chapter I Environmental Protection Agency; Subchapter Q Energy Policy; Part 600 Fuel Economy of Motor Vehicles; Subpart A Fuel Economy Regulations for 1977 and Later Model Year Automobiles General Provisions], Car Line means "a name denoting a group of vehicles within a make or car division which has a degree of commonality in construction (e.g., body, chassis). Car line does not consider any level of decor or opulence and is not generally distinguished by characteristics as roof line, number of doors, seats, or windows, except for station wagons or light-duty trucks. Station wagons and light-duty trucks are considered to be different car lines than passenger cars."