independent suspension

noun

of a vehicle
: a type of suspension (the parts of a vehicle that connect the body to the wheels) in which each wheel has its own set of supports for the body of the vehicle
This car has four-wheel independent suspension.

Examples of independent suspension in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was the first Range Rover to exclusively offer an automatic transmission, and one of the first SUVs in the world to offer fully independent suspension front and rear. Bob Sorokanich, Robb Report, 22 May 2024 The car was built upon a chrome-moly tube-frame chassis with a 90-inch wheelbase and an independent suspension system. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 4 Apr. 2024 Simulating a powerful race car engine, this remote control toy goes up to 4 miles per hour with an independent suspension system to reduce friction and create a smoother ride. Alesandra Dubin, Parents, 18 Mar. 2024 The four-wheel independent suspension with multi-link layouts sits at each corner. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 The fact that the vehicle weighs nearly 5,000 pounds necessitated a new front and rear independent suspension, designed by Kugel Komponents and featuring a RideTech system controlled by AccuAir management. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 11 Dec. 2023 Under the skin, the basics carry over, although Chevy has done some retuning of the four-wheel independent suspension to improve ride quality and handling while adaptive air suspension and magnetic ride dampers continue to be available. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 And an un-fussy four-speed gearbox, independent suspension, and hydraulic drum brakes on all four corners, were best-in-class for their day. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 11 Sep. 2023 The little flat-four feels powerful enough to urge the wagon down the road at my personally unprecedented speed of 55 mph, and the four-wheel independent suspension is limber and composed. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 27 Aug. 2023

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“Independent suspension.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/independent%20suspension. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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