In the past, four-wheel-drive vehicles that could drop their top, like the Jeep Wrangler or the classic Ford Bronco, had a decidedly more rugged take on the idea. Range Rover unveiled their stab at what must surely be the niche of all niche markets at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The German car company and team Part Time Scientists partner up to send a four-wheel-drive rover to the moon, where it'll compete for $30 million in prize money.
Once again, BMW runs its X5 and X6 models through its M division, coming out with high performance four-wheel-drive SUVs that are track-ready.
Whoever came up with the idea to throw the S3's engine in to the A1, then add four-wheel-drive needs a medal. Whoever decided Audi would only make 333 A1 Quattros needs a talking to.
From 4-wheel drive to all-wheel drive, CNET's Brian Cooley explains how they have evolved and the differences between them.
Although oddly stylish, the 2012 Honda Ridgeline Sport offers nothing in the way of cabin electronics, and driveline tech that only stands out for its four-wheel-drive system.
The 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara's main virtue is its four-wheel-drive system, which gives it some off-road capability, and the integrated Garmin GPS keeps it from being a total tech wash-out.
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New Crave series kicks off with the Hennepin Crawler, a quirky, functional four-wheel contraption made from 90 percent found parts.
Web video of the Audi quattro four-wheel drive. An animation shows how the front and rear axles work to distribute power between all four wheels.
A car that can brake itself to avoid a fender-bender during the morning commute might seem far into the future. Except that it goes on sale here in March. That's when City Safety, a low-speed collision-avoidance technology, becomes available on the new Volvo XC60, a so-called "soft-roader" four-wheel drive.