Towbar and trailer

Low speed control*

Updated 7/23/2018

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 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

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

With drive mode control*

  • 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

Cars without drive mode control have 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 driving mode is not designed to be used on public roads.

Note

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


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