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caboose

1. Railways US and Canadian a guard's van, esp one with sleeping and eating facilities for the train crew
2. Nautical
a. a deckhouse for a galley aboard ship or formerly in Canada, on a lumber raft
b. Chiefly Brit the galley itself

caboose

[kə′büs]
(engineering)
A car on a freight train, often the last car, usually for use by the train crew.
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In the market of double cabin cars, PT Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors (KTB), the ATPM for Mitsubishi cars is dominant.
Double cabin cars produced in the country include Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Strada, Isuzu D-Max, Mazda B2500, Nissan Frontier, Daihatsu Hiline and Toyota Linux.
The market of double cabin cars is expected to increase as more consumers use them as private cars for traveling, adventure leisure driving.
In addition the government has issued a decision favorable to the market of double cabin cars in taxation.
Table--1 Sales of premium cars Type January (unit) February (unit) BMW 124 133 Audi 5 5 Mercy 178 143 Jaguar 10 8 Volvo 11 27 Toyota Crown 2 3 Total 330 319 Source: Gaikindo Table--2 Sales of double cabin cars Year Volume unit 1997 2,818 1998 870 1999 836 2000 1,971 2001 750 2002 2,585 2003 3,971 2004 5,000 *) Source: PT Ford Motor Indonesia *) projection Table--3 Sales of commercial and sedan cars, 1999 - 2003 Year Commercial cars Sedan Total 1999 82,802 11,012 93,814 2000 254,073 46,891 300,964 2001 264,334 35,226 299,560 2002 291,003 26,746 317,749 2003 315,638 38,693 354,331 2004 *) -- -- 58,000 Source: Gaikindo/Data Consult *) January--February
The government includes double cabin cars in commercial car category.
Currently the market of double cabin cars is dominated by cars with Japanese and U.
Among the double cabin cars launched in the Gaikindo Auto Expo were Mazda B-series 2500 double cabin with total sales of 40 units.