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4 Wheel Drive Madness


A list of some spectacular 4x4s and some not so spectacular. | 4x4 History


2000 November:  Volkswagen's Advanced Activity Concept Vehicle (AAV), i.e. four wheel drive in Australian, and `SUV' in American, for the Sydney Motor Show, 17 November 2000.

2000 January: The VW AAV concept ute shown at the Detroit Motor Show fitted with a 300hp+ 5-litre V-10 turbocharged diesel, just one of the engine options being considered, and VW has a greater variety to consider than most.

The AAV's platform is a result of cooperation with Porsche, although the two firms are to market quite different vehicles. Volkswagen is keen to get some of the BMW X5/ Ford Explorer/ Merc' M-Class action so for-sure there will have to be a station wagon version.

The show car was fitted with 19" wheels, height adjustable air suspension, a 6-speed Tiptronic gearbox, and 2-speed transfer case with full-time four wheel drive