Front Wheel Drive
Front-wheel drive refers to the power distribution mode in which the engine only drives a pair of front wheels. Most cars now feature a front-wheel drive configuration. In the early days of car development, rear-wheel drive design was more common. In front-wheel drive vehicles, the engine is generally mounted laterally, that is, the cylinders are arranged in a direction perpendicular to the direction of travel of the vehicle, but there are also a few models in which the engine is mounted longitudinally. Front-wheel drive vehicles usually have an engine and gearbox at the front of the car.