Jargon busters

  • What is a mild hybrid car?

    A boost to fuel economy without the cost of a full hybrid car: why mild-hybrid technology could well be coming to your next car.

  • What is a hybrid car?

    Hybrid cars combine a battery and engine for fuel efficiency and long range. Here's the full guide

  • What is AEB?

    Most manufacturers use this type of system, and it can save your life - but what is AEB?

  • What is a coupe?

    Two doors and a stylish design: read on to find out what makes a coupe

  • What is an MPV?

    We delve into the ridiculously practical world of MPVs and people carriers

  • What is an SUV?

    Their numbers are increasing more than any other type of car, but what is an SUV exactly?

  • What is a hatchback?

    Practical, economical and cheap: they are Britain's most popular car, but what is a hatchback?

  • CO2 emissions and g/km meaning

    Free car tax and cheap running costs come with low CO2 emissions. Get all the details here, including the meaning of g/km

  • Car finance: what is APR?

    APR figures compare finance costs, reflecting the interest and fees charged. They don’t account for deposit contribution discounts, though

  • What is Apple CarPlay? Full guide & latest compatible apps

    Bring your iPhone display onto the dashboard with Apple CarPlay

  • What is a crossover?

    It's used to describe the cars like the Nissan Qashqai and Vauxhall Mokka, but what is a crossover car?

  • What is Bluetooth?

    Bluetooth is the in-car connection system that takes inspiration from a medieval king