Centre console

What is a car's centre console?

The centre console is the area in the middle of the dashboard, and often continues down to meet the transmission tunnel that runs between the driver and front passenger seats where your gearstick is. It contains the buttons and switches for operating most of the car’s functions, and today usually also includes the display for the fancy infotainment system.

Related Jargon

What does switchgear refer to in a car?

The switchgear in a car is all the switches, buttons and stalks that are used to control functions such as the lights, windscreen wipers, heating and air conditioning, driving modes, etc.

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