XC90 Twin Engine


Low speed control

The low speed control function Low Speed Control (LSC) facilitates off-road driving and driving 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 towing a trailer at low speeds.

With low-speed control, low gears and all-wheel drive are prioritised, which help to avoid wheelspin and provides better traction on all wheels. The accelerator is more dynamic in order to make it easier to regulate the speed at low speeds.

The function is activated together with Hill Descent Control (HDC) which provides increased engine braking to be able to maintain a low and even speed when driving on a steep downhill gradient. Which system is active depends on the road surface, gradient of the road and car speed.

Activating low speed control, LSC

  • Select the Off Road drive mode in order to activate the function.
  • Select a different drive mode in order to deactivate.


When LSC with HDC is activated by the OFF ROAD driving mode, the feel of the accelerator pedal and engine response are changed.


The driving mode is not designed to be used on public roads.


The function is deactivated when driving at higher speeds and must be reactivated at a lower speed, if required.

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