four-wheel drive


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four-wheel drive

a system used in motor vehicles in which all four wheels are connected to the source of power

four-wheel drive

[′fȯr ¦wēl ′drīv]
(mechanical engineering)
An arrangement in which the drive shaft acts on all four wheels of the automobile.
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This is for the genuine off-roader of the company's range and offers push button selectable four-wheel drive along with high and low gear ratios.
Let's be honest, for most UK dayto-day motoring needs four-wheel drive isn't really needed.
In terms of the smaller family car it's probably difficult to justify four-wheel drive as an essential, unless you include off-roading in your hobbies, live in an area where there's challenging rural terrain to tackle on a daily basis or need to tow a caravan or boat.
Sixty percent of poll respondents said four-wheel drives do not belong in cities.
The SVE's leather upholstery with electrically adjustable and heated front seats are retained and the four-wheel drive Aventura gains electronic stability programme, xenon headlamps with washers, 17-inch alloy wheels and DVD satellite navigation with traffic management channel.
Solid rubber tires are included, as is four-wheel drive.
But thieves stole the green four-wheel drive - with the dog still in it.
Launching his attack, the MP blamed motor manufacturers for creating a climate of fear and urged them to market four-wheel drives more responsibly.
Here's a trend that is probably more gold than dirt (but, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder): During the next five years (between 2002 and 2007) the number of four-wheel drive vehicles (normally-configured rear-wheel vehicles offering four-wheel drive) produced in North America will remain relatively stable at 3.
Definitions of the SUV differ so radically that the only common factor seems to be four-wheel drive.
I love my 1995 Ford 1715 diesel, which has both four-wheel drive and power steering.
The P series features four-wheel drive and four-wheel steer models for rough terrain.