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  • National Automobile Dealers Association


    The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is an American trade organization representing nearly 16,500 franchised new car and truck dealerships, both domestic and foreign. Established in 1917, the organization is based in Tysons Corner, Virginia. As the automotive retail industry's primary trade association, NADA monitors federal legislation and regulation affecting dealerships and publishes forecasts and reports about industry trends. American Truck Dealers, established in 1970, is a division of NADA representing nearly 1,800 heavy- and medium-duty truck dealerships throughout the United States.

  • Automotive acronyms and abbreviations


    The following items are commonly used automotive acronyms and abbreviations: A4: 4-speed automatic transmission A5: 5-speed automatic transmission A6: 6-speed automatic transmission ABS: Anti-lock braking system AC: Alternating Current A/C: Air conditioning ADB: Adaptive Driving Beam AdvHEV: Hybrid vehicle AMT: Automated manual transmission AFL: Adaptive front light AFS: Adaptive front-light system ATLS: Automated truck loading systems Autogas: LPG when used as a vehicle fuel AWD: All Wheel Drive CAB 1493: California Assembly Bill 1493 CARB: California Air Resources Board CCP: Coupled cam phasing CH4: Methane CNG: Compressed natural gas Carbon dioxide CVVL: Continuous variable valve lift CVT: Continuously variable transmission DC: Direct current DCP: Dual cam phasing DCT: Dual clutch transmission DeAct: Cylinder deactivation dHCCI: Diesel homogeneous charge compression ignition DMV: California Department of Motor Vehicles DOHC: Dual overhead cam DRL: Daytime Running Lights DVVL: Discrete variable valve lift DVVLd: Discrete variable valve lift, includes dual cam phasing DVVLi: Discrete variable valve lift, includes intake valve cam phasing eACC: Improved electric accessories EAT...

  • Car classification


    Governments and private organizations have developed car classification schemes that are used for various purposes including regulation, description and categorization, among others. This article details commonly used classification schemes in use worldwide.

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