rocker panel

noun

Definition of rocker panel 

: the portion of the body paneling of a vehicle that is situated below the doorsills of the passenger compartment

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SUBSCRIBE TODAY Exterior styling includes heavy creasing on the hood, front and rear fenders, door panels and rear quarters to the taillights, and rocker panels. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Hyundai’s 2018 Kona small crossover starts at $19,500, offers all-wheel drive | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 19 May 2018 Black body cladding, rocker panel cladding, wheel arch cladding, and roof rails along with a gloss-black rear roof spoiler provide a nice contrast to the body color. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Subaru’s redesigned 2018 Crosstrek compact SUV adds space, technology | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 24 Feb. 2018 Chrome trimmed the rocker panels, the top of the door handles, and the side windows. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Genesis G90 is a loaded luxury sedan from Hyundai’s new premium brand | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 10 Feb. 2018 The rocker panels on the doors are more pronounced, and the hexagonal grille extends at its widest point into horizontal LEDs. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Hyundai Elantra Sport holds its own against Honda Civic, Mazda3," 15 May 2017 That includes sculpted rocker panels; new 19-inch black machined-finish alloy wheels (standard on XSE and optional on SE); a rear spoiler; a different, more-aggressive front bumper; and a rear bumper with a lower diffuser. G. Chambers Williams Iii, star-telegram, "Stylishly redesigned Toyota Camry has lots of new technology, features | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 10 Feb. 2018 That chrome band extends top and bottom over the doors and rocker panels into the narrow rear quarter window. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Auto review: 2018 GMC Terran Denali is not the champagne of compact crossovers," 16 May 2018 Chrome surrounds the side windows, and trims the door handles and rocker panels. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Nissan Rogue proves to be a popular compact crossover for US consumers | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 5 May 2018 That includes sculpted rocker panels; new 19-inch black machined-finish alloy wheels (standard on XSE and optional on SE); a rear spoiler; a different, more-aggressive front bumper; and a rear bumper with a lower diffuser. G. Chambers Williams Iii, star-telegram, "Stylishly redesigned Toyota Camry has lots of new technology, features | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 10 Feb. 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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