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Glossary

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.

 

Tachometer

- Also known as a rev counter, the tachometer tells the driver the speed of the engine in revolutions per minute and is helpful for driving at the optimum rpm (through use of gear changes). Depending on the model you choose, the tachometer either is mounted on or near the dashboard or on a heads-up display, projected onto the windscreen.
 

Tailgate handle

- Depending on the trim you pick for your car, the boot handle can either be black or painted in the body colour of the car.
 

Tailgate opener – touchpad without lock

- A lighter way to open a car's tailgate, the touchpad just requires a gentle touch with the fingers to release.
 

Telescopic steering column

- Allows the driver to adjust the height and distance of the steering wheel for personal comfort and convenience.
 

Tiltable and telescopic steering column

- Allows the driver to adjust the height/distance and angle of the steering wheel for personal comfort and convenience.
 

Tinted glass

- A glass that has been specially colored to reduce glare from the sun.
 

Tinted tail lights

- A way of personalizing your car by using dark tints on the car's rear lights. Governed by European laws.
 

Top speed

- The maximum speed of a vehicle in km/hour
 

Towing capacity braked

- The heaviest trailer (with its own braking capacity) the vehicle is rated to tow. Towing capacity is typically based on the vehicle weight plus a driver of 70kg. The weight of additional passengers and/or cargo should be deducted from the maximum trailer weight.
 

Track

- Front track is the distance between the centre of the left front wheel and the center of the right front wheel. Rear track is the distance between the center of the left rear wheel and the center of the right rear wheel. They are not always the same.
 

Trailer provisions

- Depending on the model, you can order your car with trailer hitch provision which allows you to tow trailers and caravans.
 

Trip Odometer

- Set by the driver at the beginning of a journey, this tells you how far you have travelled in miles or kilometres.
 

Trip computer

- A computer with a multifunction display; supplies the driver with the trip information such as range, journey time, fuel consumption, average speed, accumulated trip miles / kilometers, time elapsed since last reset.
 

Trunk floor l leveable up/down

- Depending on the model you choose, the floor in the boot can lowered in order to increase the cargo volume of your luggage compartment or load taller items.
 

Twin sunvisors with covered mirror

- A hinged flap above the windshield that can be pulled down to shield the driver's or front seat passenger's eyes from sunlight containing a vanity mirror.
 

Twin sunvisors with illuminated & covered mirror

- A hinged flap above the windshield that can be pulled down to shield the driver's or front seat passenger's eyes from sunlight containing an illuminated vanity mirror.
 

Twin sunvisors with illuminated mirror, passenger

- A hinged flap above the windshield that can be pulled down to shield the driver's or front seat passenger's eyes from sunlight; for the passenger the shield comes with an illuminated vanity mirror.
 

Twin sunvisors with mirror, passenger

- A hinged flap above the windshield that can be pulled down to shield the driver's or front seat passenger's eyes from sunlight; for the passenger the shield comes with a vanity mirror.
 

Twin tail pipes

- Two exhaust pipes instead of one (which is more common). Depending on the trim, they are either chrome-plated or polished stainless steel.
 

Tyre pressure monitoring system

- A sensor inside each wheel detects if a tyre is losing air pressure and notifies the driver with a message in the Driver Information Center.
 

Tyre size front and rear

- The diameter of the wheel in inches (1 inch = appox 2.5cm) from where the inside edge of the tyre sits on the wheel. When you buy tyres, you have to use codes like "225/70R14". The first number in the code"225" represents the tyre width in millimeters. The "70" refers to aspect ratio), which is the height of the side wall expressed as a percentage of the nominal width. "R" stands for radial (tyre construction type). The final "14" is the rim size measured in inches. Front and rear tyre sizes can be different.