The first four-wheel drive car was built in 1903, but it wasn’t until the early 1980’s that this unique concept came into series production. Many road cars such as the Jensen FF, Cisitalia 47 and the early 70’s prototypes of Formula one cars used this concept. But the manufacturer which had immense faith in the concept and wanted to make it an integral part of it production range was Audi with its Quattro model.
The Quattro received proper attention to details and investment in research and development and marketing back up too, which boosted its early career as an unique vehicle package.
Mainly because of the snow conditions, the Swiss and Norwegians are the biggest buyers of four-wheel-drive cars; around a quarter of the new cars sold there are that type.
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