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.
- Front fog lamps provide a wide, bar-shaped beam of light and are generally aimed and mounted low. They are intended for use at low speed to increase the illumination directed towards the road surface and verges in conditions of poor visibility due to rain, fog, dust or snow. Rear fog lamps are red and are designed to make cars as visible as possible to other drivers from the rear.
Front passenger under seat storage tray
- Storage area under the front passenger seat for smaller items.
Front seatbelts with pretensioner
- An active safety feature, seat belt pre-tensioners work in the event of a collision, triggering the seat belts to tighten in a fraction of a second. This reduces slack in the belt and helps to keep passengers properly restrained.
- A car that is "pulled" or driven by its front wheels rather than being "pushed" by its rear ones as in rear wheel drive. In this configuration, the engine is located over the driving wheels which means better traction in snow.
- See airbags - driver and passenger. Side impact airbags are located in both the front seats and - in the event of a side-on impact, inflate to protect passengers. Curtain airbags are fitted above the windows to protect rear passengers from side impacts. View Cruze crash test video.