Vehicle architecture and integration
All-wheel drive for your global platform
GKN ePowertrain’s intelligent, high-performance all-wheel drive technologies help automakers meet demand for the systems worldwide – from the A-segment to full-size SUVs.
GKN ePowertrain is the only supplier with the full range of all-wheel drive technology modules – as well as the vehicle integration and software expertise in-house to deliver a complete all-wheel drive programme.
The company’s software and vehicle dynamics experts can deliver unique driving experiences in variants that share the same global platform and drivetrain hardware.
Core components of an all-wheel drive system
GKN ePowertrain produces every aspect of an all-wheel drive system, supplying complete systems and individual components, including standalone software.
Power transfer units
GKN ePowertrain’s lightweight, compact Power Transfer Units make integrating all-wheel drive into front wheel drive platforms simpler and more cost-effective. A pioneer in the development of all-wheel drive systems since the 1980s, GKN ePowertrain’s global development and production network provides local supply and responsive support to AWD programmes worldwide.
Final drive units
GKN ePowertrain’s family of lightweight, high-performance Final Drive Units (FDU) for front and rear independent axle applications offer robust performance. The FDU distributes engine power to the rear wheels, responding intelligently to driver inputs and road conditions.
GKN ePowertrain produces a complete portfolio of lightweight propshaft solutions for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles that improve efficiency and performance.
GKN ePowertrain’s global network of tech centres and production facilities provide local application engineering and supply anywhere to global platforms. GKN ePowertrain’s propshafts are designed and engineered to match the precise demands of each application.
All-wheel drive systems are becoming more advanced and playing a bigger role in the driving experience. Effective software is essential to read the driver’s intent, road conditions and vehicle attitude – and to deliver the correct vehicle response, instantly.
GKN ePowertrain’s global team of software engineers tune vehicles to deliver the precise performance required, and can produce different driving experiences for cars that share the same platform.