AWD

  • Nissan is hitting the Montreal Auto Show with a wild, snow-hungry, tracked sedan project that it's calling "the ultimate expression of all wheel drive." The Altima-te AWD is an interesting mix of mild and wild, and its massively flared arches actually make it look super tough.
  • Named for the wilds of Australia, the Subaru Outback has become popular as the most upscale and family-friendly of the Subaru offerings. For the 2018 model year, the Outback sees a few improvements to what is already a very well-done wagon-style crossover. After a week, we’re impressed.
  • AWD motorcycles never really took off, but the technology might find more "traction" on ebikes, where it's simple to implement. The Evo AWD Big Bud Pro + offers four-mode all-wheel-drive in a cross-country fat bike package with 350 watts at the rear and 250 at the front.
  • Projekt DT-A is the brainchild of a German engineer, who designed an all-wheel-drive off-roader based on a KTM 990 Adventure. Fitted with a proprietary frame and front swingarm, the prototype adopts a mechanical front transmission system engineered for a no-compromise adventure ride.
  • Bo and Luke Duke may have been driving a Charger back in the day, but the 1969 Charger's successor is definitely the current-generation Challenger. Put behind the wheel of the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT in bright orange paint – as we drove it – you may want to change your name, too.
  • ​​Although they're not a common sight, there are already kits that let you replace a motorbike's rear wheel with a snowmobile-like tread, and swap its front wheel with a ski. What could make a bike more snow-worthy than that? Well, how about if it had a powered tread in the front, too?
  • Classic muscle cars weren't known for being easy vehicles to drive. It's a very different story in 2016, with the advent of traction control turning big, powerful muscle cars into pussycats. Now Dodge is making life easier again, adding all-wheel drive to the Challenger.
  • When a cyclist is riding across Antarctica, all-wheel-drive makes a lot of sense. That's what Australian adventurer Kate Leeming is attempting to do, and if you've got the cash, you can buy an AWD fatbike like the one that she'll be using.​
  • These two Italian off-road electrics bring some serious new chops to the table - for starters, 2WD for extra traction on hill climbs and loose surfaces. But perhaps more interestingly, they're the first motorcycles to ditch the standard dash and replace it with a rugged, waterproof smartphone.
  • Mini introduced the second-generation Clubman last year, but it stayed quiet about one significant new addition: AWD. It has officially added two extra drive wheels this week.
  • The Subaru WRX was literally named after World Rallycross. It's the car that wins championships. It's also street-legal, in the form of the base WRX and its race-ready STI brother. Gizmag drove both of them with white-knuckled abandon.
  • Few things can elicit the kind of drooling amongst American muscle car fans that a Dodge Challenger GT with all-wheel drive can. Unfortunately the Challenger GT AWD being shown at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association show in Las Vegas is just such a concept.