Car Definitions

What does Power Steering mean?

An electric or hydraulic system that multiplies the effort exerted by the driver on the steering wheel for added ease and comfort. Vehicles without power steering require significantly more effort to control and navigate.

What does CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) mean?

Abbreviation for Continuously Variable Transmission. This type of transmission does not have “gears” like a manual or automatic, instead it maintains a steady acceleration curve with no pauses for gear changes.

What does EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) mean?

A feature of some antilock braking systems that independently applies brake force to each wheel.

What does Breakover Angle mean?

The maximum angle at which a vehicle can climb a sharp ridge without getting caught up between the axles.

What does Auto Start / Stop mean?

A feature that automatically switches the internal combustion engine off and back on when idling to reduce fuel consumption.