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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.

 

Head-Up Display (HUD)

- Holographic display which projects vital vehicle information onto the vehicle windshield, preventing drivers from having to take their eyes off the road to monitor gauges.
 

Headlamp levelling device, manually adjustable

- Levels the headlamp beam projection angle to compensate for heavy loads in the car's boot, which push the front of the car up and causes the headlights to project upward. Manually controlled.
 

Headlamp washer

- Sprays water onto the headlamps to clean them.
 

Headlamps audible warning

- An acoustic warning to alert you that your headlamps are still switched on. Triggered by you taking the key out of the ignition.
 

Headlamps – projection

- Special headlamps which enhance both night-time visibility and the car's appearance.
 

Headroom front

- A measurement in milimetres, the distance between the top of a passenger's head and the inside of the vehicle roof measured for the front passengers.
 

Headroom rear

- A measurement in milimetres, the distance between the top of a passenger's head and the inside of the vehicle roof measured for the rear passengers.
 

Headroom, 3rd row

- 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).
 

Heated windshield

- Windshield with a heating element to facilitate defrosting (de-icing).
 

Heating ducts – rear

- Ducts are used in heating, ventilation and air conditioning to deliver and remove air, they are located in the front and rear of the car.
 

Height

- Is the vertical extent from the top of the car to the bottom line, either including or excluding the height of the roof rails.
 

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.