4WD


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4WD

abbr.
four-wheel drive

four′-wheel` drive′


n.
a drive system in which engine power is transmitted to all four wheels of a vehicle for improved traction.
[1925–30]
four′-wheel`-drive′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.4WD - a motor vehicle with a four-wheel drive transmission system4WD - a motor vehicle with a four-wheel drive transmission system
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
2.4WD - a transmission that provides power directly to all four wheels of a motor vehicle
transmission system, transmission - the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle
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Based on a preliminary investigation, the 4WD driver lost control of his vehicle, sending it skidding to the opposite lane, where it hit the oncoming motorcycle of the 30-year-old victim.
An Asian man died on the spot and another received serious injuries when a 4WD crashed into an office building in Sharjah.
With 513 litres of seat-up boot space available (or slightly less if you go for 4WD), the Tucson comfortably beats Nissan Qashqai and Renault Kadjar direct rivals.
He added that the clashes led to the killing of / 3 / elements of the / ISIS / and burning two 4WD cars loaded with weapons, and the killing of one soldier and wounding another one, while the rest gunmen fled to an unknown destination.
However, the official said her uncle called the ROP around midnight and said that he found the 4wd vehicle parked near the girl's house.
The vehicle is always in 4WD below 13mph and it disconnects at 22mph and remains in the more efficient front-wheel drive.
The Grand Vitara 2.4ltr 4WD A/T is now available for RO9,295, inclusive of all of the above benefits, while the Kizashi 2.4ltr Deluxe A/T is priced at RO7,995.
A: People often think 4WD and AWD vehicles provide much better all-around winter performance.
So some of the latest generation SUVs and "crossovers" are dumping 4WD in an effort to cut purchase prices and save weight, thereby aiding economy - an increasingly important factor.
Such an example is the current Volvo XC60 in DRIVe guise - a smart all-purpose five-door that has front drive rather than 4WD and the sort of meagre CO2 emissions that even an economy hatch couldn't approach a few years ago.
Prices start at pounds 18,595 for the 2.0 TDCi 2WD and pounds 20,460 for the 2.0 TDCi 4WD in Zetec trim.
Colour options are limited to red, grey and black with prices of pounds 23,400 for the 2.2-litre saloon and pounds 28,500 for the 2.4-litre 4WD diesel.