|Engine & transmission configurations
||Engine and transmission layout can be longitudinal or lateral, depending on the vehicle application.
||Vehicles can have different numbers or types of axles.
|Location of driving axles
||Vehicles can have single or multiple driving axles, depending on the vehicle design or purpose.
|Transmissions & final drives
||Engine torque is transmitted to the wheels through a different types of transmission and final drive.
|4-wheel drive transmission
||4-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles transmit torque to more than one set of driving wheels.
||A chassis is an underlying supporting structure. A traditional chassis gives the vehicle structural strength, whereas modern vehicles integrate the bodywork into a single unit with the chassis so that the body becomes part of the structure of the vehicle rather than just an external skin.
||When changing gears in a manual transmission, a stick shift and selectors are utilized. On a read-wheel drive vehicle the stick shift is normally mounted directly into the transmission itself. In other vehicles, the stick shift can be attached to the steering column.
|Chassis configurations||Vehicles can be described by the number of axles. Most light vehicles only have two axles.|