Car Definitions

What does Hybrid mean?

A vehicle that combines the use of an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Hybrids are known to be more powerful and more fuel efficient than traditional automobiles.

What does ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) mean?

Abbreviation for Anti-locking braking system (ABS) is an automated safety system that helps a car’s wheels continue to rotate during heavy braking, thus preventing a driver from losing control of their vehicle because of uncontrollable wheel skidding.

What does Cornering assist mean?

A safety system that works as an expansion of the ABS, Cornering Assist distributes brake force independently while cornering.

What does Collision Detection mean?

A collection of sensors that work together to monitor the distance between the vehicle and the one in front of it. This feature is usually bundled with Automatic Emergency Braking that jams the brakes if the driver does not respond in time to prevent a collision.

What does Crossover mean?

Vehicles that are typically based on the underpinnings of a car but incorporate the size and features of an SUV.