1978-02-01

Efficient Vehicle Packaging with Front-Wheel Drive 780131

THE SEARCH FOR improved packaging efficiency and flexible arrangements of available space has lead Renault to the use of front wheel drive. This paper outlines the development of four front wheel drive passenger cars at Renault and illustrates both similar and unique solutions adopted to achieve engineering and marketing objectives. To obtain truly optimized designs for different sizes and classes of vehicles, it is very difficult to use common body and chassis components on several distinct car lines.

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