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 Kenbuchi Proving Ground nestled deep in the Kamikawa region of Hokkaido, Japan is a massive 1,161-acre facility where Mazda conducts cold-weather testing on their all-wheel drive, ABS, traction control and stability control systems.
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