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For every terrain and requirement: SKODA offers a wide range of models with 4×4 drive

Gravel, mud and snow are no longer the sole domain of all-wheel-drive technology; ŠKODA’s modern 4×4 drive also ensures safety on dry asphalt. In terms of traction, driving stability and handling, it is advantageous when not only the front axle but also the rear axle of the vehicle is driven. Under normal driving conditions, only the front wheels are driven. If there is a risk of losing traction, the electronically controlled hydraulic multi-plate clutch automatically transfers a percentage of the drive torque to the rear wheels within fractions of a second so that propulsion is maintained.

ŠKODA’s all-wheel-drive system is interlinked with the most important assistance systems such as ABS (anti-lock braking system), ESC (electronic stabilisation control), the electronic differential lock EDS and its extension XDS +. As a result, the control electronics can react to changing driving conditions and critical situations within milliseconds, for example, when cornering at high speeds or on surfaces with a different grip. This is the case when cornering quickly, and the load shifts off the inside wheel, a percentage of the drive torque is transferred to the opposite wheel to stabilise the vehicle. In addition, ŠKODA 4×4 variants can tow loads up to 25% heavier than comparable vehicles with front-wheel drive.

Consumption-optimised all-wheel-drive control In this way, the electronics can react to the smallest changes within milliseconds and ensure that the torque distribution between the axles and individual wheels is always appropriate to the situation. In these situations, the clutch will shift up to 90% of the drive torque to the rear axle.

In recent years, ŠKODA has consistently expanded its range of all-wheel-drive vehicles. More and more models are available with all-wheel drive as an option, and many come with two driven axles as standard.

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Mar 27, 2020 at 17:08

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