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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Both four-wheel drive systems are capable of sending 100 percent available torque to any one wheel when tire slippage is detected, a feature put to the test during a stop at Fiat Chrysler Automobile's Michigan proving grounds.
Alternatively you can see the cars on the Western Nissan Rivox test, where the two-wheel drive cars will arrive at 12.15pm with the four-wheel drive ones at 3.15pm.
Suzuki's Swift might be the only four-wheel drive supermini you can buy in the UK - among the small number of other budget options are the Dacia Duster, Fiat Panda and Suzuki's own Ignis - and it means an all-wheel drive vehicle can actually be had at a very affordable price.
The Ignis set up is a well proven and simple fully automatic and permanent four-wheel drive layout which transfers additional torque to the rear wheels when required.
Four-wheel drive options are now far more plentiful, though - it's no longer just the likes of Land Rover and Mitsubishi producing cavernous SUVs.
Four-wheel drive options are now far more plentiful though - it's no longer just the likes of Land Rover and Mitsubishi producing cavernous SUVs.
4cyl Arguably the Kuga is more SUV than crossover, if only for the fact there's plenty of choice for buyers to go for a four-wheel drive version as opposed to front-wheel drive.
The tractor features four-wheel drive and a 55[degrees] steering angle to easily maneuver in the tight confines of a vineyard.
Let's be clear here; the addition of four-wheel drive does not make this Model S into any kind of SUV.
For those of us who work in the city but perhaps live outside, it is the ideal answer to those winter days when only a four-wheel drive will get you out.
The Sharjah Police said the deceased man was speeding in his four-wheel drive when it crashed into a barrier and overturned several times before coming to a stop.
New Delhi, July 11 -- Suzuki has launched a four-wheel drive version of its Swift in UK.