Automotive Terms - H


It is the ease with which the vehicle is steered and manoeuvred around turns, up hills, etc.


A car with no extended boot and has a full height tail gate that includes a rear window.

Head Room

It is the distance between the top of a passenger’s head and the roof of the vehicle.

Horsepower (hp, bhp)

Abbreviated as hp, as in 200-hp engine, or bhp (brake horsepower or net horsepower) to designate power produced by an engine. In general, the higher the horsepower, the higher the vehicle's top speed. One horsepower is the power needed to lift a 550-pound weight one foot in one second.

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