With various market forces pointing to the increased fitment of all-wheel drive (AWD) to satisfy demand for sport/utility vehicles (SUVs) and future “hybrid” vehicles that combine passenger-car and SUV attributes, automakers and suppliers are advancing new AWD designs. New Venture Gear, the 1990 joint-venture of General Motors Corp. and former Chrysler Corp. transmission/driveline expertise, has made a name for itself and its myriad 4-wheel drive and all-wheel drive (AWD) transfer-case ...
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