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US: AWD popular with safety concerned clients


All-wheel drive is gaining traction among car buyers looking for safer handling, and as well for those shopping for crossovers and luxury vehicles. Almost a third of all new vehicles sold through September of this year in the US had four-wheel drive. That’s up 5 percentage points for the same period just five years ago, according to Southfield-based Polk, an automotive ...
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Next-gen Hyundai Genesis to get AWD
The next generation of the Hyundai Genesis will become available to order with an optional all-wheel drive system, as the South Korean based automaker has recently announced. Good news for those ...
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The Japanese based automaker Mazda is planning to introduce an all-wheel drive arrangement for the next generation of the Mazdaspeed3. Mazda’s answer to the Volkswagen Golf 7 R or to the ...
BMW’s M division planning AWD for the next-gen M5 and M6
The future generations of the BMW M5 and M6 are rumored to gain all-wheel drive, instead of the current rear-wheel drive configuration. BMW is getting ready to take a very important ...
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MINI offers ALL4 AWD for the Cooper Countryman and Cooper Paceman
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2014 Skoda Octavia Combi 4×4, new images released
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Seat Leon ST to get four-wheel, right-hand drive configuration
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Ford sales of all-wheel-drive cars in the U.S. up 72 percent since 2009
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Volkswagen Golf 7 gets 4Motion all-wheel drive system
The German based automaker Volkswagen has recently announced a 4Motion all-wheel drive version of the brand new Golf 7 generation. After we have spotted it for the first time back in ...

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