Car Definitions

What does Regenerative Braking mean?

A system employed in hybrid and battery electric vehicles that captures energy created during braking/deceleration and transfers it to the onboard battery. Energy stored in this battery is then used to power the vehicle at slow speeds reducing its reliance on the engine and making it more fuel efficient.

What does Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) mean?

A feature in some engines that allows them to deactivate two or more cylinders in order to maximize fuel efficiency.

What does Self-levelling Headlights mean?

A system that uses a number of sensors to calculate load within the vehicle and automatically adjust the direction of the headlamps. This ensures the vehicle's headlamps are always in their optimal position and not pointing upwards into the sky or dipped downwards limiting visibility.

What does Park Assist mean?

A set of sensors and/or a camera that aids drivers in parking their vehicle, usually in reverse.

What does ESC (Electronic Stability Control) mean?

A safety feature that improves the handling of a vehicle by detecting skids and compensating by adjusting braking pressure. This in turn helps maintain the intended direction of the vehicle.