Even though we do try to avoid using technical terminology across our websites, there maybe times when you may need further help to understand some of the features described on our cars. That's what this glossary is for. Search alphabetically.
DOHC- Also known as "twin overhead camshaft", DOHC refers to an engine with two camshafts located above the cylinders. One of the shafts drives the fuel intake valves, while the other operates the exhaust valve. A DOHC engine is considered to be sophisticated and efficient, most Chevrolet models are fitted with them.
Descent Control System- A passive safety feature, descent control is a feature found on some 4x4 cars activated by the driver. Descent control (as the name suggests) helps to keep tight control of the car when going down a steep slope.
Door mirrors - heated and electrically adjustable- A windscreen wiper removes rain and debris. The speed is adjustable, with several continuous speeds and at least one or more "intermittent" settings, depending on the model you choose.
Door mirrors - heated and electrionically adjustable- The side mirrors can be manually adjusted to exactly the right angle for the driver to get the best view and folded back to protect them when the car is parked.
Door mirrors - heated, electrically adjustable, and power folding- The side mirrors can be adjusted electrically to exactly the right angle for the driver to get the best view and folded back to protect them when the car is parked.
Door mirrors with integrated turn signals- Side mirrors with integrated turn signals
Driver's and front passenger's airbags- Active safety features to protect both the driver and the front passenger. The driver airbag is encased within the steering wheel, while the front passenger airbag is encased in dashboard fascia and is larger because it is further away from the front passenger. They inflate using a small explosive charge when sensors detect a major impact. Designed for use in conjunction with seatbelts. View Cruze crash test video.
Driver's armrest- An armrest is attached to the driver's seat to support the arm. Added comfort on longer journeys.
- Eight way manually adjustable driver's seat (height, tilt and lumbar)
- Eight way power adjustable driver's seat (height, tilt and lumbar)
- Flat-folding front passenger seat
- Four-way manually adjustable passenger's seat
- Lumbar support driver seat
- Power adjustable drivers seat
- Power adjustable lumbar support
- Six-way manually adjustable driver's seat
- Six-way power adjustable driver's seat