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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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An ace in the hole for Skoda is that its 4x4 models cover the industry's three main segments - compact car, compact SUV and midsize car.
This concept uses one passive antenna for 4x4 MIMO on all sub-3 GHz frequency bands and one antenna for C band and mmWave.
The event finishes with an awards gala dinner, where a total of 18 trophies will be presented before the crowning of the Land Rover 4x4 in Schools World Champions 2017.
Extra ruggedness has also added an inch to the car's height as raised suspension arrives to give more ground clearance - another trend as hatchbacks earn their 4x4 spurs.
Weighing in at just 65kg over its front-wheel drive sibling, the Swift 4x4 isn't burdened by excess bulk.
Ambulance crews said the occupants of the 4x4 and a car it collided with were "extremely fortunate" not to have suffered more serious injuries following the crash in Leamington's town centre late on Friday night.
Nigel Fryatt, editor, 4x4 Magazine, said, 'Put simply, Jeep ought to sell a lot more Wranglers in the UK, it's that good.
At the very opposite end of the scale are models such as Fiat's Panda 4x4 and 500L Trekking, which cost from just PS14,000 or so.
Now there''s a trio of off-roaders on offer: 4x4 versions of the new Swift, the compact MPV S-Cross as well as the amazingly rugged and capable Jimny which were all put through their cross-country paces in the depths of North Yorkshire last week.
Ebrahim K Kanoo, the sole distributor of Toyota and Lexus in Bahrain, has launched a new valuable service offer on all Toyota and Lexus 4x4 models.
BRITAIN'S best-selling magazine for off-road enthusiasts has honoured the Fiat Panda 4x4.
A gang of crooks in a 4x4 smashed their way into a shop and used the vehicle to drag its cash machine out the front door.