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.
- A measurement in milimetres, the distance between the top of a passenger's head and the inside of the vehicle roof measured for passengers in the third row of seats (in 7-seat cars like Orlando and Captiva).
- Concealed behind the audio system fascia, this is a compartment for smaller items. Depending on the model and trim level you choose, with integrated USB/aux-in port.
Hill start assist
- HSA is a variant of hill start used by semi-automatic, clutchless transmissions. The system prevents the car from rolling away when trying to pull away on an up or down gradiant, simulating a 'handbrake hill start' manual drivers will be faniliar with. The system engages automatically when a gradient of 3% or more is detected; it then acts to hold the car stationary for two seconds after the brake is released giving the driver time to apply the throttle.
Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
- Amplifies the force the driver applies to the brake pedal through hydraulic pressure. An active safety feature that is enabled during an emergency.