Towbar and trailer

Low speed control

Updated 7/23/2018

The low speed control function Low Speed Control (LSC) 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.

In a car with drive mode control*, the function is included in the Off Road drive mode.

The function is adapted for off-road driving and driving with a trailer at low speed, up to approx. 40 km/h (25 mph).

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 pedal is less responsive in order to facilitate traction and speed control at low speed.

The function is activated together with Hill Descent Control (HDC) which means that the speed down steep downhill gradients can be controlled with the accelerator pedal and it reduces the need to use the brake pedal. The system facilitates a low and even speed while driving on steep downhill gradients.

Activating low speed control, LSC

The function is activated in different ways depending on the car's equipment.

With drive mode control*

P5-1507-drive mode scroll wheel
  • Select the Off Road drive mode in order to activate the function.
  • Select a different drive mode in order to deactivate.

In the centre display's function view

P5-1507-Hill descent control

A car without drive mode control has a function button for low speed control with Hill Descent Control in the centre display's function view.

Press the button in order to activate the function.

An indicator in the button illuminates when the function is activated.

Note

When LSC with HDC is activated, the feel of the accelerator pedal and engine response are changed.

Note

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


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