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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Tokyo, May 12, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation has updated the Mazda Carol range of micro-minis sold in Japan with a new 4WD model.
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Several manufacturers now offer 2WD versions of vehicles that appear to be 4WD, such as Nissan's Qashqai, because they retain most of the benefits of the medium-sized off-roaders that rarely venture off tarmac anyway.
At Hummer of Sherman Oaks, where 4WD comes standard on all models, sales manager Jerrold Whitmore said the system attracts buyers, even though very few of them ever go off-road.
Externally, there is nothing that sets it apart from its 4WD siblings.
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Easy Select models should be run in 2WD mode in normal conditions, with a locked 4WD mode selectable on low-friction surfaces.
Three-way On-Command allows the driver to select between 2WD, 4WD and 4WD with differential lock.
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