Low speed control
The low speed control function (LSC1) facilitates and improves traction for driving off-road and on slippery surfaces, such as with a caravan on grass or a boat trailer on a launch ramp.
The function is included in drive mode Off Road.
The function is adapted for off-road driving and driving with a trailer at low speed, up to approx. 40 km/h (25 mph).
Low speed control prioritises low gears and traction. If the car is all-wheel drive, the motive force is distributed evenly in order to provide as good traction as possible on all wheels and to reduce the risk of wheel spin. The accelerator pedal is less responsive in order to facilitate traction and speed control at low speed.
The function is activated together with hill descent control, (HDC2) which means that speed down steep hills can be controlled with the accelerator pedal, reducing the need to use the brake pedal. The system facilitates a low and even speed while driving on steep downhill gradients.
When LSC with HDC is activated by the Off Road driving mode, the feel of the accelerator pedal and engine response are changed.