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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.

 

Wheel size front and rear

- The diameter of the wheel in inches (1 inch = approx 2.5cm) from where the inside edge of the tyre sits on the wheel. See tyre size for information about tyre codes.
 

Wheelbase

- The distance between the front and the rear axles on a car.
 

Width

- Is the distance from side to side, either including or excluding the length of both side mirrors.
 

Window wiper – rear

- Electronic wipers attached to the rear window that you can activate to maintain a clear view.
 

Window wiper – rear, intermittent functionality

- Electronic wipers attached to the rear window that you can activate to maintain a clear view with variable speed.
 

Wiper – windshield with rain sensor

- Electronic automatic windscreen wiper system that activates when water is detected on the glass, and turns them off when water is no longer present.
 

Wiper – windshield, variable speed

- 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.