drive·​train | \ ˈdrīv-ˌtrān How to pronounce drivetrain (audio) \

Definition of drivetrain

: the parts (such as the universal joint and the driveshaft) that connect the transmission with the driving axles of an automobile also : power train the drivetrain warranty

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The first design order is to enclose the working bits—the engine and drivetrain, passenger cell, the cargo space—in a shape that is safe for those inside and out. WSJ, "Is the Mazda3 Hatchback The Best Car of 2019?," 14 June 2019 The Pilot comes with three years/36,000 miles of basic coverage and five years/60,000 miles of drivetrain coverage. Washington Post, "Edmunds compares the Kia Telluride and Honda Pilot," 12 June 2019 For $130 more, the Redux 2 gives you hydraulic disc brakes and an even easier-pedaling 9-speed drivetrain. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Commuter Bikes for Any Commute," 16 May 2019 Honda uses an uncommon drivetrain layout that combines a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine with a unit comprised of a generator and electric drive motor. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "The 2019 Honda Insight is a strangely normal hybrid," 24 Aug. 2018 Roush warranties the drivetrain for five years or 60,000 miles. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "710-hp JackHammer Mustang hits the road," 11 May 2018 The Panamera sedan saw the emergence of E-hybrid, Porsche’s plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Is a Herald of Cars To Come," 14 May 2018 There’s also a bounty of storage space in the R1T, thanks to the fact that the battery and electric drivetrain are all located on the floor of the vehicle. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "The all-electric Rivian R1T is a dream truck for adventurers," 26 Nov. 2018 The external drivetrain, like the jet nozzles, is coated with a three-part saltwater-resistant armor consisting of Alumite, a ceramic coating and epoxy paint. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Testing the Yamaha 210 FSH: The Boat That Blew Up the Formula," 31 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of drivetrain

1954, in the meaning defined above

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