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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The automaker's Japan office recalled the same model of 4WD car in June of that year, citing trouble in handling, which led the plaintiffs to believe the accident was caused by the defect.
Quigley offers 4WD conversions for General Motors (Chevy and GMC) and Ford vans only (there are no Dodge or import conversions available at this time).
What became the AMO Eagle was light years ahead of Subaru's simplistic, part-time front-drive/4WD system, thanks to Lunn's creativity and Jeep's experience producing 4WD vehicles.
"These 4WD vehicles open up new doors for us and allow us to visit beautiful spots like Courtright Lake that otherwise wouldn't be accessible to us."
twitter.com/Oja4Wfq78J DAGeeks (@DAGeeksDotCom) June 3, 2019 Dyipne was produced to commemorate the 2019 Tamiya Mini 4WD Asia Challenge held in Manila.
A spokesperson for Gulf Great Sands (GGS) said, 'With its sturdy engine as well as an endearing blend of design, elegant interiors, extraordinary driving comfort and best in class safety, the Grand Tiger TUV 4WD has become a popular choice.'
Such an example is the Volvo XC60 in DRIVe guise - an all-purpose five-door with front-wheel drive rather than 4WD and the sort of meagre CO2 emissions that even an economy hatch couldn't approach a few years ago.
This happens when you drive a "part-time" 4WD vehicle on dry pavement.
According to road safety experts, it is the lack of training on how to drive a 4WD that leads to ignorance and avoidable accidents.
The other new model has Ford's 2.5- litre petrol engine from the Focus ST and is aimed at downsizers who want a smaller 4WD without forgoing the pulling power to which they have become accustomed.
The joint collaboration between the PSA Peugeot Citroen group and the Mitsubishi Motor Corporation has produced a vehicle that combines a high-driving position, distinctive appearance, a 5+2 seat configuration and 'on-demand' 4WD system.