GoAuto glossary

Transverse Engine

An engine mounted laterally (east-west) in the car between the wheels, as in most front-wheel-drive cars.

Rear-drive cars such as the Commodore and Falcon usually have their engines mounted lengthwise or longitudinally (but this is never called north-south).

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